Henceforth, I should be called first lady not wife of the president – Aisha Buhari

Aisha Buhari, the wife of President Muhammadu Buhari has said she should henceforth be addressed as the first lady.

Mrs Buhari’s wish is against that of her husband who said his wife should be addressed as wife of the president.

The president when he sought for the office in 2015 had promised to abolish the first lady’s office because it is unknown to the Nigerian Constitution. He is yet to do so even as at press time.

His wife has continued to occupy the office which is perceived to have held enormous powers during previous administrations.

Mrs Buhari making amends to how she should be henceforth addressed on Thursday disclosed her new official title at the presentation of awards to the former and current wives of Governors of the 36 states.

“When my husband was newly elected, I personally chose to be called the wife of the President,” she said at the event which took place at presidential villa, Abuja.

“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 added.