Mrs Aisha Buhari, wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, has reportedly dumped the appellation, “wife of the president,” by which she has been addressed since 2015 when her husband assumed office, and will now be referred to as “first lady”.

Mrs Buhari disclosed this on Thursday night, June 13, at the Banquet Hall, State House, during an award ceremony in honour of the wives of incoming and outgoing governors.

In line with her husband’s pre-election promise that there would be no office of the first lady, Mrs Buhari had stuck to the title of “wife of the president”, even though she had performed the role of first lady throughout Buhari’s first tenure.

The new development may also apply in all states of the federation where governors’ spouses had been addressed as “wife of the governor.”