Presidency says no public funds for 1st Lady Aisha Buhari!

Presidency says no public funds for 1st Lady Aisha Buhari!

President Buhari and wife Aisha Buhari

Presidency says no public funds for 1st Lady Aisha Buhari!
The presidency has said that official portfolio as Nigerian First Lady was yet to be assigned to Aisha, the wife of president Mohmmadu Buhari.The Presidency was reacting to allegations in some Nigerian media that the wife of President Muhammadu Buhari has moved into the First Lady’s office in the Aso Villa.

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu

said that even though there was absolutely nothing wrong with Mrs. Buhari making use of the office space reserved for the First Lady, she had not done so in her capacity.
“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”, he said.
Her only visit to that office was at the point of the take-over of the Villa by the incoming administration.“Out of respect to Mrs. Buhari, the Sierra-Leonian First Lady, Mrs. SiaKoroma 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,” Shehu said.

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