Nigeria’s First Lady, Mrs. Aisha Buhari, has announced Nollywood Yoruba actress, Funke Adesiyan as her personal assistant on domestic and social events.
Adesiyan, who hails from Ibadan South East local government area of Oyo State aspired to represent the constituency in the House of Assembly but was unsuccessful.
Five others were appointed into various positions.
Adesiyan’s appointment was approved by Buhari yesterday, Wednesday, October 16.
She is expected to resume duties immediately at the office of the First Lady, which became effective after the return of Aisha Buhari from London.
Adesiyan, the ‘Obinrin Ale’ Yoruba movie star joined active politics when she emerged as the southwest coordinator for Mallam Shekarau’s presidential campaign in 2011.
She was a member of the Peoples Democratic Party where she contested for a seat at the Oyo State House of Assembly until 2018 when she defected to the APC.
Adesiyan horned her acting skills under the tutelage of actor, director, and producer, Saidi Balogun. She also featured in his three cast film, ‘Eti Keta’.