Letter to her Excellency, Mrs Aisha Buhari

Your Excellency, We are constrained to jot down this open letter to you having  watched your actions as First Lady particularly these just lately coated in each print and different media.

Frankly talking, we discover your habits outrageous and annoying particularly within the gentle of the present state of the nation

The most surprising half, which prompted this open letter was your newest stunt- the invitation (tantamount to summoning) to Presidential aspirants to have Iftar with you within the villa. On what grounds did you determine to do that? This is a sheer present of energy and abuse of workplace. An workplace which by the best way doesn’t even exist constitutionally.

To educate you extra, the Nigerian Constitution does not make provision or pointers for the primary woman’s function, duties or energy. Though wholly unconstitutional we all know that Presidents and navy dictators have needed to commit big budgets to servicing an workplace that by no means existed in our structure.

Since independence, first girls have been deciphering the workplace in keeping with their personalities, the state of the nation and the tone of the Government in energy.  The Nigerian public has no say within the first woman’s features of her function since workplace is extraconstitutional.

However there are minimal requirements of habits befitting of a First Lady and there’s an unwritten code of conduct. With that privilege comes responsibly and an enormous dose of humility. You course of neither. Rather you might have gone overboard and succeeded in upsetting  Nigerians ( together with your visitors the Presidential aspirants) who honoured the invitation out of respect in your husband.  They had been pressured to take a seat and hearken to your pointless and meaningless speeches. You have belittled the workplace of President and the excessive place of the Nigerian President and C in C which the aspirants are vying for. To what finish precisely? Is it to point out that you’ve energy or simply in your ego?

Madam, with respect, you want to know your house and set your self limits. You should not that top up within the pecking order to host these distinguished individuals.  This syndrome is what befell so many first girls who wielded imaginary energy together with Maryam Abatcha,  Turai Yar Adua and Patience Jonathan solely to find they didn’t processes one tiny fraction of the  energy they thought they’d. Soon you’ll be a part of that membership of former First Ladies searching for consideration however turning into irrelevant and looking out pathetic as soon as a brand new President is sworn in.

What makes your case much more stunning is your antecedents. It is public data that that you just had been as soon as a beautician and masseuse in a magnificence Palour in Kaduna. Where do you get this delusion of grandeur from?

How do you overlook your humble beginnings and switch into right into a immodest Narcissist of a First Lady?

Second grouse Madam is your insensitivity to the plight of widespread Nigerians. How is it that you haven’t any qualms about residing your greatest life overseas whist majority of Nigerians undergo within the worst circumstances ever.  Your lack of empathy and indifference to the frightful State of the nation particularly the north is sickening.  

Right now try to be visiting and supporting households of the lifeless or kidnapped or these traumatized by the violence. Instead of figuring out with them, you selfishly take away your self and your kids from the nightmare scenario and run to Dubai and Turkey. Subhanallah. Allah wadaran Hajiya!

Your Excellency, there’s extra …  Nigerians are fed up of their First Lady galavanting world wide with an entourage of sycophants  on some so known as “working visit”.  Are you oblivious to the truth that you might be losing Nigeria’s scarce international trade ? Don’t you all know that the financial system is in a precarious and really delicate state? This is a time for austerity measures not for you and cronies of First Ladies to journey on Government expense to sing and serve you a birthday cake in Dubai!  What’s incorrect with the massive villa? That was an enormous blunder.

Anyway, incase you and your clueless cronies didn’t know,  Nigeria is a poor creating nation in a state of social and monetary instability. We should not at par with the US, Europe or Japan.  We don’t have the luxurious of losing public funds in your enjoyment which even wealthy counties First Ladies don’t do. We should not a monarchy and you aren’t a Queen.

As we write, lots of of households live in hell attributable to killings and kidnappings. Are you not conscious that whilst you had been chilling overseas {that a} prepare enroute Kaduna was attacked and several other folks had been killed and lots of kidnapped? Have you been to go to their households? Did you invite them to the villa to commiserate with them?

Your Excellency, this not what we signed up for! We desire a form and selfless First Lady with empathy in direction of the poor and susceptible. We demand that you just keep put or if you happen to should journey, then, go to victims of violence like these in Plateau, Kaduna, Katsina, and likewise the catastrophe zones in Imo to supply succor to them. Its your ethical obligation Your Excellency, God is aware of we’ve got endured your excesses and Insha Allah, like Marie Antoinette, your exit is not far away.

In conclusion, we advise that you just really feel the heart beat of the nation and alter your methods accordingly.

Fear Allah and heed the phrases of recommendation under.

1. Do good, search Allahs forgiveness and  humble your self. Allah loves not those that transgress past bounds….for the Mercy of Allah is at all times close to to those that do good. (Al-Araf 7:55-56)

2. Resist the urge to talk out publicly in opposition to your husbands authorities. You are solely embarrassing your self and projecting your loved ones as an uncouth and uncultured one. Don’t consider what folks inform you. It’s incorrect and disloyal -washing your husbands soiled laundry in public is a no no even in developed nations.

3. Spend extra time at house in Nigeria to care in your aged husband, fellow girls, orphans and the downtrodden.  Go out of your option to inspire younger Nigerians particularly women, patronize made in Nigeria merchandise and promote native entrepreneurs.

5. Make time to go to victims of violence particularly poor girls and orphans-Do it in individual not by proxy. Make an effort to narrate with the sick in hospital -pay medical payments for the poor susceptible/ disabled folks.

6. Do not consider sycophants. They will deceive you and inform you this letter is the work of your detractors. It isn’t …it’s the reality take it or depart it.

Yours sincerely,  

Hajiya Jamila Ahmadu

For Concerned Women of Nigeria

Date: twenty second April 2022

Kaduna, Nigeria