It would appear from past events that Mrs Buhari has no patience for the institutionalization of “first lady” roles.
Remember at the Appreciation dinner she already warned us not to call her “First lady”. Instead, she asked to be addressed as the “wife of the president”.
More recently, the Committee of Wives of Lagos State Officials (COWLSO), led by the first lady of Lagos State, Mrs Bolanle Ambode held their 16th National Women Conference where she was already announced as the Mother of the Day. We told you already that she missed this conference. At the time though, we thought it was another silent message that could be linked to the whole #OtherRoom incident.
But all that is not to say she doesn’t appreciate their roles and importance. Back in January, she made novel moves to consolidate regionalized governor’s wives for a in Nigeria. There used to be a Southern Governor’s wives Forum and another one for the Northern Governor’s wives and she advocated for their consolidation
Earlier today there was a Governor’s wives forum meeting and as expected she wasn’t there. However, she played host to the wives of Governors from northern Nigeria who paid her a visit afterwards to brief her on the outcome meeting.
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