AISHA BUHARI’S PREGNANCY RUMOURS: Nigeria’s First Lady Sends Staff On Indefinite Leave

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Nigeria’s First Lady, Aisha Buhari has ordered all her personal staff to proceed on indefinite leave as rumours of her being pregnant while away in Dubai were making the rounds.

The order letter was issued on Tuesday by Mr Mohammed Kamathe, the Senior Special Adviser to the President on Health and Development Partners in the First Lady’s office.

Aisha Buhari has notably been away in Dubai for about six months till March 2021 when she returned to the country.

Aisha Buhari visited Nigeria in March 2021
Aisha Buhari visited Nigeria in March 2021

Recall that President Buhari was in Turkey with Aisha between December 16 and 19, 2021 when they attended the 3rd Turkey-Africa Partnership Summit.

Photos of the President’s wife released by the Presidency after the trip had sparked pregnancy rumours as she was pictured to have cradled what looked like a bump.

Responding to the statement on Tuesday, Kamal said the First Lady ordered the members of staff in her office to proceed on indefinite leave and continue work virtually.

Aisha Buhari visited Nigeria in March 2021

The statement, posted on the verified Instagram handle of the President’s wife, read, “This serves to inform all members of staff that the office of the First Lady will be closed for the upcoming festive period of Christmas and New Year.

“To this end, all staff members are requested to proceed on leave, until further notice.

“Please note that official engagements and work can also continue virtually as it was done previously.

“Her Excellency appreciates and thanks to all staff members for their commitment and hard work and wishes all a happy festive period ahead.”

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Until recently, she had been vocal in her criticism of the regime of her husband, especially regarding the insecurity ravaging the country.

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