All Progressives Congress, APC senator-elect, Shehu Sani has cautioned President Muhammadu Buhari against making the First Lady office very flambouyant.
Sani, an activist and senator-elect representing Kaduna Central said it would be wrong and unconstitutional to allow his wife operate like wives of former presidents.
His call also came against the backdrop of the official photo of the First Lady released last week by The Presidency.
It contradicts Buhari’s campaign promise that the office would cease to exist once he steps in as president.
Mrs. Buhari got in the eye of the storm when spotted with a £35,000 Cartier wrist watch at the inauguration.
The senator-elect spoke in Kaduna, when the executives of the Federecion Internationale De Agbogadas, FIDA, Kaduna branch paid him a courtesy visit.
He also cautioned Buhari against the business tycoons who led former President Goodluck Jonathan to economic misfortune.
“I want to advise our own party members who are in government at the executive level to be very much cautious about making the office of the First Lady flambouyant. This is because I am not aware whether the constitution of Nigeria recognized that the First Lady has an office and that she must be called Her Excellency.
“And it should therefore by very unconstitutional to allocate money to the office of the First Lady. It is very much wrong also for the office of the First Lady to be turned into a platform for celebrities and for all sorts of jamborees as it has always been. So, I think President Muhammadu Buhari should be very careful about that.”
Sani also said that he, as a person coming from a civil society background, would resist any attempt by any government to make the poor people pay for the debt left behind by the out-gone administration.


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