Mrs. Aisha Buhari, the current first lady and wife of the current president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Mohammadu Buhari was born on the 17th of May 1971 and hails from Adamawa state from the family of the first Minister of defense in Nigeria, Hon. Mohammadu Ribadu. She got married on the 2nd of May 1989.
She comes from a wealthy family which makes her a rich business woman but her estimated net worth isn’t known. Aisha’s father worked as a civil engineer, while her mother is a descendant of the Ankali family, renowned farmers.
Mrs. Aisha Buhari studied Public Administration in the famous Ahmadu Bello university. She also studied Physiotherapy and beauty therapy at the famous Carlton Institute of London and the Academy Esthetique Beauty Institute of France in Dubai, where she earned post graduate diploma in cosmetology and beauty theraphy. Mrs Buhari is currently a graduate student of International Affairs and strategic planning.
Businesses of Aisha Buhari
Aisha Buhari established a private enterprise with the support of her husband and she is seen as a mentor to all aspiring cosmetologists in Nigeria. For years, Mrs. Buhari has run a successful business as the founder/managing director of Hanzy Spa and principal of Hanzy Beauty Institute, a beauty salon in Kaduna and Abuja. Aisha closed her beauty salon following the emergence of her husband as Nigeria’s president.
She is also a consultant to the KRCP/NNPC on skills acquisition.
Mrs Buhari is a also a member of the United Kingdom Vocational Training and Charitable Trust (VTCT), The International Health and Beauty Council (HBC).
Besides being an employer of labour, she is equally a politician under the current ruling party in Nigeria, APC.
Religion & Family of Aisha Buhari
On 2 May 1989, Aisha married Muhammadu Buhari, who had five children from a previous marriage to Safinatu Yusuf. Aisha and Muhammadu Buhari have five children together and one grandchild. A devout Moslem and a passionate wife to President Buhari, Aisha and her husband are blessed with children whose names are: Zarah Buhari, Yusuf Buhari, Halima Buhari Sheriff, Amina Buhari, and Aisha Buhari.
As earlier said, the net worth of Aisha Buhari has not being made public but she is a rich woman from the north.
Things She Did (Secrets)
In May 2014, Aisha advised Goodluck Ebele Jonathan to resign from office as president of Nigeria, following a suicide bombing and an alleged assassination attempt on her husband.
Aisha is a women’s right activist and child right Advocate, and she has criticized child marriage and homosexuality.
Aisha Buhari is a vocal advocate of women’s rights and children rights, and this was a focal point during her campaign for her husband’s election in 2015. Aisha has, on several occasions, emphasized the need for young girls to get primary and secondary school education before getting married, saying that she believes no girl should get married before the age of 17.
In May 2015, on the sidelines of the Global Women Conference held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, she stressed the need for Nigerian laws that will protect the women from forced early marriages, sex trafficking and other issues Nigerian girls and women contend with. Aisha raised concerns on child sexual abuse in Nigeria, sex trafficking and the need for legislation against early marriage.
On 12 May 2015, Aisha Buhari met with some mothers of the abducted Chibok Girls on 14 May 2016, and donated proceeds from her book to parents of the Chibok girls, the Buni yadi boys murdered in 2014, and children suffering from malnutrition.
In May 2016, Aisha Buhari said that she would not back her husband in the next election unless he got a grip on his government. He responded that she belonged in his kitchen, saying “I don’t know which party my wife belongs to, but she belongs to my kitchen and my living room and the other room.”
Aisha Buhari surprised Nigerians when she made it known that her role as wife of the president of Nigeria will be limited to whatever is constitutionally recognized, as Aisha promised not to overstep.
She is also known to speak out (sometimes) when things aren’t moving well in the country.
At the presentation of awards to wives of governors, on Thursday, May 13, 2022, Aishat Buhari adopted the title of first lady five years after President Buhari said he would scrap the office.