Despite the retinue of staff at the presidential villa waiting on the First Family, President Muhammadu Buhari’s wife, Aisha, still cooks his food.
She made this known on Saturday while hosting some children to an elaborate reception as part of activities marking this year’s Eid-el-Fitri.
At the party held inside the old Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa, Abuja, the President’s wife, after spending about two hours with the children, sought their permission to go and make dinner for her husband, who she said was alone at home.
“I’m going to leave you soon. I want to go back home to cook for my husband. Because my children are here playing with you, nobody is at home, only my husband. I want to go back home to be with him and also cook dinner for him,” she told the highly elated children.
Before her exit, she urged the children to be good ambassadors of their parents and the country. While saying that the future of the country is in the hands of children, Mrs. Buhari advised them to face their studies and be obedient to their parents.
The First Lady also admonished the children to continue to pray for other Nigerian children who are currently residing inside the different Internally Displaced Persons camps scattered all over the country because of acts of terrorism.
Telling them that the current administration attaches great importance to the welfare of children and would stop at nothing to ensure their protection and development, she said, “The future of this great country lies in your hands. You are to complement the efforts of government by working very hard in school and to be obedient to your parents.
“Tomorrow, you may be the President, the President’s wife, senators, honourable members, governors, medical doctors, teachers, journalists, engineers, nurses, lawyers and the rest of our honourable professions.”
The President’s wife also urged parents to encourage and monitor their children.
The party featured different games, dancing competition and fashion parade among others. Mrs. Buhari was accompanied by wives of some former governors.