Mrs Aisha Buhari, wife of President Buhari on Thursday wished to be addressed as the First Lady of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
According to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Aisha Buhari ordered this new appellation take effect immediately in order to also resolve the issue of the title of wives of governors.
It will be recalled that the President at his first term promised Nigerians that there will be no office of the first Lady and that the wife belongs to” the other room”.
Mrs. Aisha Buhari, disclosed her new official title at the presentation of awards to wives of former and current Governors of the 36 states.
At the Presidential Villa’s Banquet hall where the event took place, the president’s wife was quoted as follows:
“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 choose to be called the first lady,” she said.