– Aisha Buhari has said she is interested in her husband’s success barely two weeks after she had criticized some appointments in his govt.
– The wife of the president advises wives of political leaders, governors, legislators, local government chairmen and counsellors to work closely with their husbands
– She thanks her husband for fulfilling his campaign promise to resettle displaced victims of Boko Haram insurgency
Aisha Buhari, wife of the president, has said she is interested in her husband’s success barely two weeks after she criticized the appointments of some persons in his government, The Sun reports. Mrs Buhari made this known on Wednesday, October 26, at Beneshiek, headquarters of Kaga Local Government in Borno state, in what looks like a subtle response to the heat generated by her interview to BBC and her husband response that “she belong to the kitchen, living room and other room.”
According to her, her interests lie in the success of President Buhari’s government. “What I am after in particular is the success of my husband’s administration and he can’t do it alone except with the help of the governors, their wives and all members of our progressive party,” she declared at the flag off of nutritional foods and household utensils to Internally displaced persons who recently returned to their communities.
The wife of the president also advised wives of political leaders, governors, legislators, local government chairmen and counsellors to work closely with their husbands for the well-being of the people. She explained that the distribution of the food items and other relief materials for the returnee IDPs was sourced from donations by well-meaning Nigerians through her recently launched ‘Get Involve’ programme under her Future Assured project.
This comes even as she thanked those who made donations for the programme, saying the people of Borno appreciate their gesture. She said she was happy that the flag off of the food distribution took place, noting that it was in fulfillment of her husband’s campaign promise to resettle displaced victims of Boko Haram insurgency and rescue all citizen abducted or held by Boko Haram including the Chibok girls.
She said: “We thank almighty Allah that we have started fulfilling some of the campaign promises that we made. This is the essence of leadership; you make a promise and then fulfilled it. We thank my dear husband who make sure peace is returned to the northeast states.” Reacting after, wife of Borno state governor, Nana Shettima commended Mrs Buhari for the distribution, adding that it was the third time the First Lady would visit the state to attend to the humanitarian challenges of Borno people. She assured that she will continue to collaborate with Mrs Buhari’s Future Assured project through her Support for Widows, Orphans and Tsangaya (SWOT) programme.
1. It gladdens my heart to know that peace has returned to some areas in Borno state
2. Today myself alongside the Governor of Borno State, H.E Kashim Shettima his amiable wife H.E Nana Shettima
President Muhammadu Buhari has been heavily criticized for saying his wife, Aisha, belongs in his kitchen, living room and other room, in response to the first lady’s public criticism of the president’s appointments on Friday, October 14. In an interview with BBC, Aisha Buhari said the president had abandoned those who worked to bring him to power, and suggested the government had been hijacked by a few individuals who now wield sweeping powers. She said:
“He is yet to tell me if he’ll seek re-election— but I have decided as his wife, that if things continue like this up to 2019, I will not go out and campaign again and ask any woman to vote like I did before. I will never do it again.”
But in a swift response during a joint press conference with German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, in Berlin, Buhari said his wife should be taking care of his kitchen, living room and the “other room” —meaning his bedroom. He said: “I don’t know which party my wife belongs to, but she belongs to my kitchen and my living room and the other room.”