Aisha Buhari ‘Stop bringing me gifts,’ First Lady tells Nigerians

Mrs Buhari made the comment on Wednesday, December 7, during the launch of an anti-corruption campaign titled “Women Against Corruption.”

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First Lady, Aisha Buhari has urged Nigerians to stop bringing her gifts adding that she will not accept them.

Mrs Buhari made the comment on Wednesday, December 7, during the launch of an anti-corruption campaign titled “Women Against Corruption.”

“People have been trying to bring some gift items to me but I have not been collecting them,” she said.

“Right from when I was campaigning with the Wife of the Vice President for our husbands, we did not take a dime from anyone and we have continued like that till today.

“I have never collected any gift and I am not ready to do so even in the future,” she added.

Mrs Buhari said, in June 2015 before her husband’s inauguration, that no one would have to pay money to see her or her husband.

“I will like to inform you that in the past regime, whether it is true or false, only God knows, some people were going round and parading themselves as Personal Assistants. If you wanted to see the First Lady, you would pay $30,000 or $50,000 and if you were seeing the President, you would pay all that you have gathered in your lifetime,” she said at the time.

“This will not happen in our regime. Whoever asks you to give a single penny in the name of coming to see the President or his wife is not our staff. He is not an APC member, it is a lie. Don’t be deceived,” she added.

She had also warned those who would serve in her husband’s administration to be careful of their conduct.

Mrs Buhari attracted controversy in October when she said that a cabal had hijacked her husband’s government.

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President Muhammadu Buhari however dismissed his wife’s claim saying that she belongs in the kitchen and not in politics.

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