Wife of Nigeria’s President, Hajia Aisha Buhari,said she has decided to be addressed as the First Lady of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Hajia Buhari made this known at the presentation of awards to the former and current wives of governors of the 36 states at the Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Thursday.
It would be recalled that office of Hajia Buhari has been addressed as ‘office of wife of the President’ since the first term in office of her husband, President Muhammadu Buhari .
She however said she would prefer to be referred to as the First Lady and not wife of the president.
According to her, the new title would take effect immediately, adding that, her move would resolve the issue of the title of wives of governors.
“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