During a solidarity visit of First Ladies from states to the Presidential Villa, Nigeria’s First Lady, Aisha Buhari, apologised to her children and well-meaning Nigerians over the viral video circulating in the social media for the embarrassment the video might have caused.
In the video, a woman was heard speaking angrily in a mix of Hausa and Emglish at the Villa. The video was circulated by Fatima Daura, daughter of the powerful Mamman Daura, President Buhari’s nephew. Aisha admitted to the BBC Hausa Service she was the woman speaking in the video and explained the circumstance. She was angry following the dilly-dallying of the Mamman Daura’s daughters from vacating the Glass House in the Villa, as directed by Buhari. Buhari’s son was to move into the house, after his accident on a bike.
However, Aisha, on Wednesday, expressed her desire to reinvigorate the African First Ladies Peace Mission to foster peace and sustainable development of women and children. She informed the visiting first ladies from the states that she had already secured 2.7 hectares in Abuja for the construction of permanent secretariat of the mission.
The meeting was attended by the wife of Vice President, Mrs Dolapo Osinbajo, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Women Affairs, Dr Hajo Sani, wife of former Governor of Nasarawa State Mrs Mairo Al-Makura among others