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Biography of Aisha Buhari

Aisha Buhari is the current Nigeria first lady, she is the wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, she  was born on 17th of February 1971 in Adamawa State, Northeastern Nigeria. Her grandfather, Alhaji Muhammadu Ribadu was Nigeria's first Minister of Defence. Her father was a civil engineer while her mother is a descendant of the Ankali family, renowned farmers and textile giants. 

She attended her primary and secondary school in Adamawa, where she lived with siblings, her nieces and nephews.

She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Administration from Ahmadu Bello University(ABU), and a master's degree in International Affairs and Strategic Studies from the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), Kaduna.

She obtained a Diploma in Beauty Therapy from the Carlton Institute of Beauty Therapy, Windsor, United Kingdom and specialized in Permanent Make-up, Mesotherapy and Miocro-dermabrasion. She holds a post-graduate diploma in cosmetology and beauty from Academy Esthetique Beauty Institute of France.

She is a member of the United Kingdom Vocational Training and Charitable Trust and the International Health and Beauty Council.

In February 1989, Aisha married Muhammadu Buhari, who had five children from a previous Marriage to Safinatu Yusuf. Aisha and Muhammadu Buhari have five children together and one grandchild.

On July 2014, She advised Goodluck Ebele Jonathan to resigned from office as President of Nigeria, following a suicide bombing and an alleged assassination attempt on her.

She is a women's right activist and child right Advocate. She is one of the Nigerians who criticized child marriage and homosexuality.

Aisha Buhari is a vocal advocate of women's rights and children rights and this was a focal point during her campaign for her husband's election in 2015. She has, on several occasions, emphasised the need for young girls to get Primary and Secondary school education before getting married, saying that she believes no girl should get married before the age of 17.

On June 12, 2015 Aisha Buhari met with some mothers of the abducted Chibok Girls, a meeting she had wanted to hold for a long time.

She has been described by many Nigerians as a classy woman. She surprised Nigerians when she made it known that her role as wife of the President of Nigeria will be limited to whatever is Constitutionally recognised, as she promised not to overstep.

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