Wife of the President Mrs. Aisha Muhammadu Buhari Thursday realized N155 million at the public presentation of a book titled, “Aisha Buhari: Being Different.
The book, written by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Administration and Women Affairs, Office of the First Lady, Dr. Hajo Sani, was launched at the State House Banquet Hall in Abuja.
National leader of All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu bought copies of the book N20 million while Alhaji Aliko Dangote and Alhaji Abdulsamad Rabiu bought copies for N30 million and N25 million, respectively.
Mrs. Folorunso Alakija and Chief Kessington Adebutu bought copies for N10 million each while representatives of Alhaji Muhammadu Indimi and Captain Idahosa Okunbo donated N20 million each.
Mrs. Bola Shagaya and the representatives of Arthur Eze donated N10 million each.
The chairman Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti state, and Deputy Senate President, Mr. Ovie Omo-Agege pledged an undisclosed amount of money for copies of the book.
The event was jointly organized by the Office of the First Lady of Nigeria and the Women and National Development (WAND).
Meanwhile, the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has extolled the virtues of wife of the President Mrs. Aisha Muhammadu Buhari, saying she has redefined the role of the office of the First Lady of the country.
Speaking at the public presentation of the book, Osinbajo said, the First Lady has endeared herself to Nigerians by stepping outside the box of what used to be the personage and traditional roles in Nigeria’s presidential history.
He said she has also regaled Nigerians with many firsts, including keeping Nigerians updated with the activities of her office or how she feels on an issue via the social media outlets and connecting with the public in real-time.
“She’s, of course, the First Lady to be on Twitter, on Instagram, and other social media platforms, getting her unfiltered views across to the Nigerian people and she’s probably the first to receive, in real time, the opinions of Nigerians on her views. With her views, forthright, crisp, truthful and once in a while controversial, she has established an ongoing conversation with the Nigerian people.”