President Muhammadu Buhari’s wife, Aisha Buhari, has suggested that outgoing First Ladies be accorded some of the benefits that their husbands receive while leaving office.
Aisha Buhari who spoke at the launch of a book in Abuja authored by the President of the Defence and Police Officers’ Wives Association (DEPOWA), Mrs. Vickie Anwuli Irabor, said privileges such as the provision of vehicles, sponsored medical treatments, and provision of some stipends, among others that are due to former Presidents, should also be extended First Ladies.
Outlining why this is important, Aisha said;
“I married my husband as the wife of a former president. I am going in a few days as a wife of a former president a second time. They should consider us as former first ladies. They should incorporate the first ladies, give us some privileges that we deserve as first ladies, not just the former presidents”.