The Wife of President Mohammadu Buhari, Aisha Buhari has plainly stated that she does not want to be addressed as the WIFE of the President anymore and henceforth she should be called the ‘First Lady’. She has also given the reason why she has chosen to take such a step.
Aisha Buhari has been addressed as the Wife of the President for the past four years of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration. On Thursday 13th of June 2019, she however changed the order of things and announced her new decision to be henceforth addressed as the First Lady of the Federal Republic Of Nigeria.
The announcement had been made at a presentation of awards to immediate past governors’ wives and current governors’ wives of the 36 states of the Federation, which had been held at the old Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
She had also given the reason why she had chosen to to be called the Fist Lady. She had said the decision had been taken to resolve the issue of the title of wives of governors.
Her statement had read in part:
“When my husband was newly elected, I personally chose to be called the Wife of the President.
“But, I realized 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. “