The First Lady, Aisha Buhari, has apologised to Nigerians over the recent video which showed her throwing a tantrum in the villa.
The video which showed a truly angry Mrs. Buhari was released by Fatima Daura, Mamman Daura’s daughter.
Speaking to wives of state Governors who paid her a welcome visit at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Wednesday, she apologised to her children and well meaning Nigerians for the embarrassment the video might have caused them and the nation.
The First Lady expressed her desire to revive the African First Ladies Peace Mission to foster peace and sustainable development of women and children.
She disclosed that she had already secured 2.7 hectres of land in Abuja for the construction of permanent secretariat of the mission.
She thanked the governors’ wives for their continued support and partnership with her NGO, the Future Assured Programme, in providing support to women and children, especially in the areas of health, education and women and youths empowerment.
Buhari also thanked the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the governors’ wives for supporting the advocacy to improve maternal and child health in Nigeria.
Furthermore, she thanked President Muhammadu Buhari for approving the appointment of some Special Assistants and Senior Special Assistants to assist in carrying out activities of her office saying that would assist her to concentrate more in the home front.
On their part, the wives of the governors speaking through the wife of Borno State Governor, Dr. Falmata Zulum, and her Edo State counterpart, Mrs. Betsy Obaseki, declared their loyalty and support to the first lady towards uplifting the lives of women and children in Nigeria.
They prayed the Almighty God to guide and protect the first lady to achieve her purpose of being there for the wellbeing of women and children in Nigeria.
Present at the meeting were the wife of the Vice President, Mrs. Dolapo Osinbajo, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Women Affairs, Dr. Hajo Sani, wife of former Governor of Nasarawa State Mrs. Mairo Al-Makura among others.