Aisha Buhari, the wife of president Muhammadu Buhari has requested for First Ladies entitlements as her husband, Vice president, Yemi Osinbajo, 44 ministers, and others go home with billions of naira.
The funds represent their total disengagement benefits as prescribed by the Revenue Mobilisation and Fiscal Allocation Commission, RMAFC.
The outgoing First Lady said that wives of former leaders deserve special provisions while in office and when they leave, adding that when pressure comes, nobody wants to no wether you are in Aso Rock or not.
Aisha stated this at the launching of a book in Abuja, titled: ‘The Journey of a Military Wife’, authored by the President of Defence and Police Officers’ Wives Association, DEPOWA, Mrs. Vickie Irabor.
According to her, “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 former Presidents.”
Speaking on the book, the President’s wife said: “It is a factual, emotional book that will help officers’ wives navigate their lives.
“It underscores women as agents of stability for the nation as the nation battled insurgency and other security challenges.
“It’s a guide and reference for military wives and the need for better support for military widows.
”Insights from the book will help readers appreciate the challenges of the military family”.