The presidency has abolished or renamed the Office of the First Lady to “Office of the Wife of the President”.
It was explained that an official portfolio was yet to be assigned to Aisha, the wife of president Mohmmadu Buhari.
“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,” Garba Shehu said.
“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.
Mrs. Buhari would, in the interim would be limited to issues of women and youth in the country.