Wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, Aisha, has finally made up her mind to be addressed and referred to as First Lady.
She had during her husband’s first term in office asked Nigerians not to address her as First Lady but as Wife of the President.
However, speaking on Thursday at the presentation of awards to the former and current wives of governors of the 36 states, she asked them to forgive her for the confusion her decision to be addressed as Wife of the President generated.
At the event held at the Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa, Abuja, Aisha said she should be henceforth referred to as the First Lady.
She said, “When my husband was newly elected, I personally chose to be called the wife of the President.
“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.”
Wives of Nigerian Presidents preceding Aisha, had all been addressed as First Lady, but she had in 2015 when her husband became President chosen to be addressed and referred to as Wife of Nigerian President.