The first Lady of the Federal Republic of Nigeria has taken a shocking stance as regards the leadership of her husband by saying in a BBC interview that his government had been hijacked by only a “few people”, who were behind presidential appointments.
She said the president did not know most of the officials he had appointed.
But Mr Buhari, who is on a visit to Germany, has responded by saying his wife belonged in his kitchen.
Standing alongside German Chancellor Angela Merkel at a news conference, the president laughed off his wife’s accusations.
“I don’t know which party my wife belongs to, but she belongs to my kitchen and my living room and the other room,” he said, my wife Aisha belongs to my kitchen”
The remarks earned him a glare from Chancellor Merkel.
Mr Buhari said that having run for president three times and having succeeded the fourth, he could “claim superior knowledge over her”.
Mr Buhari was elected last year with a promise to tackle corruption and nepotism in government.
At least the first Lady is feeling the pains of the masses by taking sides with them.