Zainab Ikaz-Kassim has shared a touching tribute to Nigeria’s “First Lady”.
Having to work with Her Excellency Mrs Aisha Muhammadu Buhari has been an eye opening and humbling experience.
When I got the news that I had been selected to work as the personal assistant to the wife of the president, I packed my bags and my 10 month old daughter completely unsure of what to expect from the wife of the Newly elected president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, I asked myself so many questions.
Within the first hour of meeting her, my anxiety was dispelled and I was wowed; we spoke about my daughter, my husband, my culture. She was keen on seeing that I was comfortable and she went ahead to discuss our work frame which she intentionally set with comfort in mind.
She is the perfect example of a mother
A true leader
She constantly checks on my wellbeing and that of my family
She doesnt berate anyone
She clearly has our best interests at heart
Her laughter and smile melt hearts
Down to earth
The happiness of others excite her
she is always ready to listen
never quick to anger
In one word AMAZING
During the occasional chin wags we tend to have, her intellect shines right through and you can tell that she genuinely knows and cares about the plight of the average Nigerian.
No day goes by without her discussing her many aspirations and dreams for the nigerian child.
In her spare time she finds new ways to improve herself, and works to instill this practice in us, her staff.
Empowering women and children on a daily basis
She is innovative, a perfect example of the modern woman who is grounded and extremely cultured! She is an inspiration to me and many women out there
I am blessed to be associated with this great woman.
Happy Birthday to Her Excellency Hajia Aisha Muhammadu Buhari