President Muhammadu Buhari’s wife, Aisha, has ordered all her staff to proceed on an indefinite leave, amid rumours she is pregnant.
This was confirmed in a statement on Tuesday, from the Senior Special Adviser to the President on Health and Development Partners in the First Lady’s office, Mohammed Kamal.
Pictures of Buhari, 79, Aisha, 50, in Turkey between December 16 and 19, 2021 sparked pregnancy rumours, as she was pictured to have cradled what looked like a bump.
However, Sulaiman Haruna, Media aide to Aisha, dismissed such speculation.
In the statement, Kamal noted that the First Lady ordered the members of staff in her office to proceed on an indefinite leave and continue work virtually.
“This serves to inform all members of 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 members 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.
“Her Excellency appreciates and thanks all staff members for their commitment and hard work and wishes all a happy festive period ahead,” the statement, posted on the verified Instagram handle of the President’s wife, read.