Evidently, the absence of the husband of the book launcher in the person of President Muhammadu Buhari was the first observable absentee at the event of Aisha Buhari’s book launch.
The event took place at the banquet hall of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Former Lagos State governor and APC Chieftain, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, who was the chairman of the occasion, desribed Aisha Buhari as a woman with a “voice of conscience” who has played a unifying role in the country.
He said: “Given the First Lady’s achievements, no one can reasonably question the role of a First Lady any longer. Remember there were those who argued that the constitution does not assign an official role to the First Lady. Because of Dr. Mrs. Aisha Buhari, their concerns have been forever laid to rest.
“Mrs. Buhari shows that a First Lady should not stand aloof and detached from what is happening in the country. Mrs. Buhari never shies from what she believes in. This makes her a reliable and true advisor to her beloved husband. No doubt that Mr. President’s administration has been enriched because of her active role and the teamwork that exists between husband and wife.”
Other notable Nigerians in attendance include Ovie Omo-Agege, depute senate president; Patience Jonathan, the former first lady; Sa’ad Abubakar II, the Sultan of Sokoto; and Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, the Ooni of Ife. The notable absentees include Nigeria’s top billionaires and captains of industries.