- Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu donated N20million at the launch of a book written in honour of First Lady Aisha Buhari
- The former Lagos state governor joined a number of prominent Nigerians who bought copies of the book
- Tinubu also used the opportunity to commend the First Lady for her contributions to the successes of the Muhammadu Buhari administration
A report by Daily Trust indicates that a former governor of Lagos state, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, donated N20million at the launch of a book written in honour of First Lady Aisha Buhari on Thursday, April 8.
Tinubu, the national leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), was the chairman of the occasion.
The launch of the biography titled, ‘Aisha Buhari: Being different’, was well attended by public office holders, but leaders in the Nigerian corporate world were conspicuously absent, with most of them sending representatives.
Legit.ng gathered that the book was written by the senior special assistant to the president on administration and women affairs, Dr. Hajo Sani.
Apart from Tinubu, Nigeria's richest man, Alhaji Aliko Dangote donated N30miilion while the chairman of Bua Group, Alhaji Abdulsamad Rabiu donated N25million.
Nigeria's richest woman, Mrs. Folorunso Alakija donated N10million while businessman and lotto operator, Chief Kessington Adebutu also donated N10million.
Other guests refused to make their donations public but promised to send their donations privately to the First Lady.
The Punch reports that Tinubu while speaking at the event, said Mrs Buhari is a voice of conscience calling politicians to be their better selves.
He also said the First Lady played an active role during the 2015 and 2019 elections and has continued to enrich the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari with her contributions.
Legit.ng had earlier reported that Mrs Buhari returned back to the country on the night of Wednesday, March 17 after spending six months in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
The president's wife quietly relocated abroad after Hanan, one of her daughters, got married in September 2020.
Meanwhile, wedding bells are ringing in the home of the first family in Nigeria as President Buhari’s son, Yusuf, will be getting married soon.
Reports say the president’s only son will soon walk down the aisle with the daughter of the Emir of Bichi in Kano, Princess Zahra Bayero.
It was also revealed that the nuptials would have already taken place if not for the First Lady’s six-month trip to Dubai.