Presidency Overrules Office Of First Lady
The presidency has said that official portfolio was yet to be assigned to Aisha, the wife of President Mohmmadu Buhari, overruling the “First Lady's office”.
Apparently renaming it “Office of the Wife of the President”, the presidency however stated that Mrs. Buhari would, for now, be saddled with women and youth related issues in the country.
Recent reports held that the wife of the president was allegedly parading herself as the First Lady in Aso Villa.
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.
Shehu stated that under president Buhari, the office shall be completely different from what obtained in the past, saying that the era of the First Ladies issuing oil wells and licenses was gone.
“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, ubiquitous and arrogance we have come to expect from the office are over and done with. Change has come.