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Aisha Buhari Exclusive: If My Husband Win Don’t Call Me First Lady



Aishat Buhari, in this interview with a popular Lagos-based television station, TVC speaks on her life, her husband and how she would operate if her husband, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (Rtd.) is elected as the President of Nigeria.
She attended school in Adamawa State and enjoyed school, she enjoyed government as a subject, she was admitted to study mass communication, but got married and then went back to school combining the two was not easy, but she got a degree in public administration and a masters in internal affairs and strategic studies, a diploma in beauty therapy and certificate in health safety.

She likes Nigerian artistes and Celine Dion’s music

Women Rights?
I was born in the midst of 8 boys 2 senior and 6 junior I believe everybody should stand for their rights

On female appointments?
Women should be more represented than having one female minister. Women need more representation at the grassroots, where their constituency will have access to them

On her stature?
I put on weight after childbirth so I exercise a lot and do saunas.

On women empowerment?
Women’s problems are different. Southern women are backed by their husbands I think men in the north should give their women more encouragement

Role model?
Any woman that can stand up for herself

Office of the first lady and projects?
I will prefer to be addressed as the wife of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria
I will not have a specific project, but prefer to support women who have good ideas.
There will be different projects for women from different parts of the country because they have different peculiarities.

On the Chibok Girls?
I am from Adamawa State, so I feel their pain; it is unfortunate that it was not contained early.

On her husband?
My husband is a very loving and caring person. He is very simple, jovial, and understanding, he has a great sense of humour. He enjoys watching wildlife documentaries

He is passionate about Nigeria. He is a firm believer in the education of the girl child
My husband likes ‘ogbona’ soup.

On her husband’s health?
My husband might be elderly but he is very, very healthy

Mrs. Aisha Buhari is a thorough professional and an alumnus of the famous Ahmadu Bello University where she earned Bachelors in Public administration. Aisha Buhari is a thorough professional and an alumnus of the famous Ahmadu Bello University, where she earned Bachelors in Public administration. Her quest for more education took her into the field of Physiotherapy and beauty therapy. She is also an alumnus of the famous Carlton Institute of London and the Academy Esthetique Beauty Institute of France, Dubai, where she earned post graduate diploma in cosmetology and beauty therapy.

Following her certification in beauty and Permanent Make-up, Mrs. Buhari was encouraged and supported by her husband to engage in private enterprise, where she has since become an employer of labour, a mentor to all aspiring cosmetologists and a consultant to the KRCP/NNPC on skills acquisition.

Mrs. Buhari is a member of the United Kingdom Vocational Training and Charitable Trust (VTCT), The International Health and Beauty Council (HBC).
Besides being an entrepreneur, Aisha Buhari is equally a consummate politician and a fierce devoted wife to General Muhammadu Buhari. A strong believer in the project, Nigeria, Mrs. Buhari showed her political sagacity with a successful fund raising dinner for all female candidates of the CPC.

She was honored by guests from all over the world and in various fields of endeavor. From New York to Dubai, Sokoto to Lagos and to the Creeks of the Niger Delta, Mrs. Buhari pulled off an incredible crowd of successful women both in the public and private sector. Housewives and home makers were equally present and honored by this woman, who spent the early years of her married life as a home maker. Her exhortation to women at this event was change and positive change for Nigeria and for all women.

She assured women that her husband’s administration will give priority to women’s health, education. Women will be given opportunities to contribute to the greatness of Nigeria.

Never again will women be relegated to the posts of tea servers or treated as part of the home furniture.
A devout Moslem and passionate wife of General Buhari, Mrs. Buhari is currently a graduate student of International Affairs and strategic planning. She and her husband are blessed with children

Five Major Things About Aisha Buhari

1. Childhood
Aisha Buhari was born in Adamawa State in the family of the first Minister of defense, Mohammadu Ribadu. She was schooled in the best of Fulani traditions and cultures. She speaks English and Arabic fluently.

2. Education
Aisha is a very educated person. She graduated famous Ahmadu Bello University, where she earned a Bachelors in Public administration. She also has a post-graduate diploma in cosmetology and beauty, which she got in the Academy Esthetique Beauty Institute of France. Also she is an alumnus of the famous Carlton Institute of London. , Mrs Buhari is currently a graduate student of International Affairs and strategic planning.

3. Family
General Buhari’s first wife was the Hajiya Safinatu (nee Yusuf) Buhari. He married her when he was 18. After Buhari was released from jail, he divorced Safinatu for reportedly receiving financial assistance from IBB while he was in prison. . Buhari married Hajiya Aisha Halilu, a Fulani lady from Adamawa State in December 1989.

4. She asked Jonathan to resign
After an assassination attempt on her husband in Kaduna, she said, that President Goodluck Jonathan should resign from his office.

“As he saw grieving families suffering with the pain of losing their loved ones and the sadness and resentment of the public, he took responsibility as prime Minister; he apologised to his country and resigned because of service to humanity. Jonathan should emulate such a leader, because Nigerians have been dying daily, for the four years, hoping that government is going to do something, but we are tired of this insecurity and increased attacks on innocent people. Where is Jonathan? What is he doing? If action is not taken now, when? It is not enough to verbally condemn; action is long overdue.” She concluded.

5. She tries to help people
She is a board member of International human right with their head office in United Kingdom. She also helps women politicians to raise funds for campaigns.

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