Few days to the expiration of the current government, the outgoing first lady, Aisha Buhari, has officially handed over to the wife of the president-elect, Oluremi Tinubu.
Mrs Buhari who acquainted her with duties of the office of the First Lady of Nigeria handed over some documents to Mrs Tinubu to serve as a guide towards piloting the affairs of the office.
G9IJA reports that the event took place on Wednesday, May 24, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
She also handed over the seal of the African First Ladies Peace Mission to the incoming first lady, being the chief host of all the spouses of the African heads of state.
“As you are all aware, the role of the First Lady is unconstitutional, but we enjoy the goodwill of the citizens in order to carry out some basic things, like humanitarian activities.
“We partner with a lot of Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) in order to help our citizens, and I have enjoyed that goodwill for the last eight years.
“So, I have prepared a handover, just to guide you, and see the NGOs that we have worked with.”
Responding, Mrs Tinubu appreciated the outgoing first lady for exhibiting a high sense of leadership and dexterity in handling the affairs of her office.
Remi Tinubu added:
“We are very humbled by what you have done, you have exhibited great leadership and dexterity in the way you do things.
“I want to sincerely thank you from the bottom of my heart because you don’t come into this role and say you know it all.”