By Toby Prince
First Lady, Aisha Buhari, has apologised over a leaked video of her protesting her treatment at the Presidential Villa.
In clips, which have since gone viral on the internet, an angry Mrs Buhari is seen asking why her husband’s nephew, Mamman Daura, and his family have refused to pack out of the villa.
It later emerged that Daura’s daughter, Fatima Daura, recorded the video of her altercation with the first lady in the presence of security aides.
The leak of the video led to criticism of President Muhammadu Buhari by Nigerians, who accused him of exposing his wife to ridicule by his relatives.
Mrs Buhari has, however, apologised to her children, immediate family members and Nigerians over the embarrassment that the video has caused.
A statement issued by Mrs Buhari’s spokesperson, Suleiman Haruna, stated she made the apology during a solidarity visit by governors’ wives from the 36 states to the Presidential Villa.
“Commenting on the videos circulating on social networks, “Aisha” Buhari extended her apology to her children, her immediate family members and all well-meaning Nigerians over the embarrassment that the videos had caused,” the statement said.
She also expressed appreciation to President Buhari for approving a new set of aides to assist her in carrying out her various responsibilities.