Not much is known about President Buhari's wife. She has remained in the background despite her husband's larger-than-life status in the society, although her new role now has brought her to the lime light.
During the campaign period,Buhari said there was no official role for the president’s wife described in the main law of the country, and it was not mentioned in the Nigerian constitution.
Aisha Buhari reacted to this statement, saying that it wouldn't stop her from doing her work: participating in various charity activities, visiting orphanages, caring for society’s downtrodden, etc.
Mrs. Aisha Buhari is a thorough professional and an alumnus of the famous Ahmadu Bello university where she earned a Bachelors in Public administration.
Her quest for more education took her into the field of Physiotherapy and beauty therapy. She is also an alumnus of the famous Carlton Institute of London and the ACADEMY Esthetique Beauty Institute of FRANCE, Dubai, where she earned post-graduate diploma in cosmetology and beauty therapy.
Following her certification in beauty and permanent makeup, Mrs Buhari engaged in private enterprise where she has since become an employer of labour, a mentor to all aspiring cosmetologists and a consultant to the KRCP/NNPC on skills acquisition.
Mrs Buhari is a member of the United Kingdom Vocational Training and Charitable Trust (VTCT), The International Health and Beauty Council (HBC).
A devout Muslim and a passionate wife of General Buhari, Mrs Buhari is a graduate student of International Affairs and strategic planning.
She and her husband are blessed with children, including the famous Zahra.
Editor's Note: This article was first published on the 14th of November 2014 but now slightly edited.
Meanwhile, Mrs Buhari has reacted to the rumours that suggests she is a foreigner.