Don’t address me as Wife of the President – Aisha Buhari


The Wife of the President, Aisha Muhammadu Buhari, on Thursday announced her decision to be addressed as ‘First Lady’.

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The development was contained in Mrs. Buhari’s statement at the presentation of awards to immediate past governors’ wives and current governors’ wives of the 36 states of the federation held at the old Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

According to her, “When my husband was newly elected, I personally chose to be called the Wife of the President.

“But I realised that it caused confusion in the states as to whether the wives of state governors should be addressed as the first ladies or wives of the governors.

“So, forgive me for confusing you from the beginning, but now I choose to be called the First Lady.”

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