Aisha Buhari has officially announced her willingness to be referred to as the “First Lady” of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and wouldn’t want it any other way.
In 2015 when her husband was inaugurated into office for the first term, Aisha released a statement declaring that her office referred to by the presidency as the “Office of the Wife of the President”.
Right after been sworn in for a second term, she is leaving no stone unturned as she announces her decision to be referred to as First Lady and not the wife of the President.
While speaking during an award night and dinner in honour of wives of former and current governors at the Presidential Villa on Thursday, June 13, 2019, she said the new title takes immediate effect.
“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.