Yesterday the Presidency said Aisha Buhari should only be referred to as the wife of the President adding that the office of the First Lady have been scrapped.
The Senior Special Assistant to the President, Garba Shehu, added;
“President Buhari promised that there would be a clear difference between the role played by his wife during his tenure and that played by many previous First Ladies.
“All that ostentation, ubiquitousness and arrogance we have come to expect from the office are over and done with. Change has come.
“The ideal platform from which she will be useful to Nigeria’s women and children is still being thought out. Once this has been concluded on, Mrs. Buhari’s role will become clearer to all Nigerians. There will be nothing shady or hidden about it. There will be no access to public funds. It will be purely private and voluntary.”
But then again he announced that Mrs. Buhari has been invited to head the association of African first ladies by the incumbent from Sierra Leone.
Out of respect to Mrs. Buhari, the Sierra-Leonian First Lady, Mrs. Sia Koroma recently surrendered her position of head of Africa’s First Ladies to Mrs. Buhari, inviting her to take up the same seat which Mrs. Jonathan hurriedly handed over a few weeks to the handover of her husband’s government to President Buhari. Again, all these things are currently under consideration and no decision has been arrived at presently
Now the question is, since Mrs Aisha Buhari is no longer Nigeria’s first lady, can she be the head of African first ladies?
Please share your thoughts.