Mrs Aisha Buhari, spouse of President
Muhammadu Buhari, has allegedly dumped the title, "wife of the president," by which she has been tended to since 2015 when her better half expected office, and will currently be alluded to as "first lady".
As indicated by Tribune, Mrs Buhari revealed this on Thursday night, June 13, at the Banquet Hall, State House, during an honor function out of appreciation for the spouses of approaching and active governors.
Aynaijang.com notes that in line with her husband’s pre-election promise that there would be no office of the first lady, Mrs Buhari had stuck to the title of “wife of the president”, even though she had performed the role of first lady throughout Buhari’s first tenure.
The new development may also apply in all states of the federation where governors’ spouses had been addressed as “wife of the governor.”
She made these comments during an “Appreciation Dinner” she hosted in honour of the All Progressives Congress (APC) women and youth were she also alleged that officials within the Jonathan administration charged money from people in order to see the president and his wife.
She said: “I will like to inform you that in the past regime, whether it is true or false, only God knows, some people were going round and parading themselves as PA’s.
“If you wanted to see the first lady, you will pay $30,000, $50,000 and if you are seeing the president, you will pay all that you have gathered in your lifetime. I am the wife of the president and will be addressed as such going forward.