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Why I’m Keeping Quiet – Aisha Buhari

Wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, Aisha, said she has formed the habit of maintaining sealed lips about happenings in her spouse led-federal government.

“I kept quiet because I don’t want people to say that I talk too much,” the first lady said during an interactive programme she organised for women at the Presidential Villa on Saturday.

However, Aisha was in her element tearing into programmes including the N500bn Social Investment Programme (SIP) and the $16m counterpart fund for mosquito nets embarked upon by the federal government.

Mrs. Buhari who knocked the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Social Investment, Mrs Maryam Uwais, scored the implementation of the programme low.

According to her: “I don’t want to raise the alarm that my state does not benefit from it, where the SGF came from, I kept quiet because I don’t want people to say that I talk too much.

“…So, I don’t know where is the social investment… In my own state, only a local government benefited out of the 22. I didn’t ask what happened and I don’t want to know, but it failed woefully in Kano, it’s not a good sign and it’s not a good thing.”

Aisha also has harsh word for the government’s mosquito nets programme saying, “They have spent $16m in buying mosquito nets, I did not get it, maybe some people have got it. But I feel that, that’s my personal opinion, $16m is enough to fumigate mosquitoes in Nigeria. That’s my opinion.”



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