Aisha Buhari, the wife of Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, has announced that hence forth she should be addressed as the first lady of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
She made this announcement at the presentation of awards to the former and current wives of governors of the 36 states, at an event held at the Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa,Abuja .
Recall, that five years ago her husband said there won’t be any office of the first lady for his wife. During her husband’s first term ,her office was named, ” office of the wife of the president”.
She stated that her reason for the new title is to resolve the issues of the title of wives of governors.
“When my husband was elected newly I personally chose to be called the wife of the President.
But, I realised that it causes confusion from the state as to whether the wives of state governors are to be addressed as the first ladies or wives of the governors.
So, forgive me for confusing you from the beginning, but now I chose to be called the first lady,” she said.