President Muhammadu Buhari had on several occasions said the constitution does not recognize the office of the first lady.
He’s right. His wife, Aisha Buhari, would have occupied that ‘office’, if Buhari had towed the path of previous presidents.
Aisha Buhari works with many NGOs in the north to alleviate poverty and support girl child education.
It was during one of such meetings which held yesterday (Saturday) at a skill-acquisition center for training women that she took a jab on her husband.
The location was Katsina State and the event was part of her ‘Future Assured’ project in conjunction with the National Directorate of Employment.
Hear her: “My ‘Future Assured’ program believes strongly in empowering women.
“This will increase their household income and in the long run will bring about inclusive growth in the economy.
“It is our sincere expectation that this effort will strengthen the hands of our women towards becoming major players in the economic development of our country.
“I have no doubt in my mind that when economically empowered, women in Nigeria would contribute significantly to the diversification of our national economy.”
Then Aisha went for the jugular: “Unfortunately, we are at a time when the economy of the country is experiencing great challenges.
“The leadership must retrace it steps and do the right thing.
“On this note, all hands must be on deck for us to salvage our nation,” Aisha said to the consternation of the crowd.
This is not the first time Mrs. Aisha Buhari is taking a public swipe on her husband.
During her twitter brawl with Ekiti State Governor, Aisha had described President Buhari as a 73 years old man.
She obliquely described him as not having enough energy, but that she possesses same.
That tweet was hurriedly deleted after she came under attacks by the presidency.