Nigeria’s First lady, Aisha Buhari has denied social media reports that she is pregnant and expecting a baby.
Naija News reports that some pictures emerged online which has made Nigerians question if the wife of the President is pregnant.
The pictures were taken during the return of President Buhari and Aisha Buhari from Turkey where they attended the Turkey-Africa Partnership Summit, hosted by Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
In an interview with BBC Pidgin on Monday, spokesman of the first lady, Sulaiman Haruna, denied reports that his principal is expecting another child.
Haruna stated categorically that the first lady is perfectly okay and not suffering any ailment as insinuated.
He added that the reports are handwork of mischief makers who are bent on ridiculing the family of President Muhammadu Buhari.
He said: “I can assure you 100 percent that our first lady is perfectly okay. She is neither sick nor pregnant as some reports claim.
“Some of these reports are from mischief-makers who don’t mean well. You know, nowadays, people can tamper with photos.”
In a related development, The first lady has ordered all her staff to proceed on leave until further notice, adding that official engagements will continue virtually.
She made this known in a statement signed by her Senior Special Assistant (SSA) on Health and Development Partners, Dr. Mohammed Kamal.
It reads: “This serves to inform all 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 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”.
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