The wife of the President Muhammadu Buhari, Aisha, has ordered all members of her staff to proceed on an indefinite leave amid pregnancy rumours.
The Senior Special Adviser to the President on Health and Development Partners in the First Lady’s office, Mohammed Kamal, announced this in a terse statement on Tuesday.
The 79-year-old President Buhari was in Turkey with Aisha, 50, between December 16 and 19, 2021 when they attended the 3rd Turkey-Africa Partnership Summit.
After the trip, photos of the President’s wife released by the Presidency had sparked pregnancy rumours as she was pictured to have held what looked like a bump.
There has been no comment on the pregnancy rumours from the President wife’s camp
In a statement on Tuesday, however, Kamal said the First Lady ordered the members of staff in her office to proceed on an indefinite leave and continue work virtually.
The statement, posted on the verified Instagram handle of the President’s wife, read, “This serves to inform all members of staff that the office of the First Lady will be closed for the upcoming festive period of Christmas and New Year.
“To this end, all staff members are requested to proceed on leave, until further notice.
“Please note that official engagements and work can also continue virtually as it was done previously.
“Her Excellency appreciates and thanks all staff members for their commitment and hard work and wishes all a happy festive period ahead.”
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