ABUJA (State House Report) – Dr. Mrs. Aisha Muhammadu Buhari, hitherto addressed as wife of the President of Nigeria is henceforth to be addressed as First Lady of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
This announcement came during an award night and dinner organized in honour of out gone and new Governors’ Wives at the Banquet Hall, State House, Abuja on Wednesday 13th June, 2019.
Mrs. Buhari indicated that it was her choice to be addressed as wife of the President at first and the change of status name is meant to clear the confusion among Governors’ wives on what to be addressed.
The First Lady presented awards of excellence to the spouses of former Governors for their contributions towards uplifting the living standards of women and children in their respective states through their various pet projects, she urged them to sustain the tempo.
In her address, the former chairperson of Northern Governors Wives Forum and wife of former Governor, Bauchi State Mrs. Hadiza Abubakar, expressed her appreciation to Dr. Aisha Buhari for her leadership and guidance throughout their tenure.
She commended the role played by the Aisha Buhari Foundation towards addressing the health challenge bedeviling women and children in Nigeria, especially the rising cases of drug abuse, girl child education, maternal and child health through the forum.
Wife of former Governor of Imo State and chairperson of Southern Governors’ Wives Forum, Mrs. Nkechi Okorocha who also spoke at the occasion said the forum served as a platform for fostering unity among the spouses of Southern Governors irrespective of their political party affiliation.
Mrs. Okorocha thanked the first lady for initiating the southern Governors Wives Forum for the purpose of tackling peculiar problems affecting women and children in the region.
The First Lady also used the event to honour the Wife of Vice President, Mrs. Dolapo Osinbajo and also presented long service awards to the Senior Special Assistant to the President, Dr. Hajo Sani and Sarki Abba, one of the close aides of the President.
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