BOMBSHELL: Aisha Buahri Again, Exposes The Corruption In Her Husband’s Administration, Raises Alarm Over 16Billion Naira Mosquito Nets & 500Billion Social Investment Failed Projects.

Mr. & Mrs. Muhammadu Buhari.

The first lady, Mrs. Aisha Buhari has completely rubbished her husband, President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration over the N500bn Social Investment Programme of the government, saying that it failed “woefully” in the North in particular.


According to her, he state, Adamawa State, as far as the implementation was concerned, was pathetic, citing Kano, a highly-populated northern state, as another example where she believed the programme failed, despite the huge funds the Federal Government budgeted for it.

Aisha Buhari bared her mind on this on Saturday in Abuja during an interactive programme she organised for women at the Presidential Villa, where she disclosed that for instance, the Special Adviser to the president on Social Protection, Mrs. Maryam Uwais informed informed her that 30,000 women would be beneficiaries in Adamawa State, four years had passed and there was no evidence that the SA kept her word.

The President’s wife spoke in detail, expressing her disappointment.

Speaking further, she said, “Concerning the N500bn voted for SIP, that was part of 2015 campaigns where they promised to give out N10,000, feed pupils in primary schools and give N5,000 to the poorest of the poor. “The SSA to the President on Social Investment is a lady from Kano and I am sure that my husband decided to put somebody from Kano because of the population and political impact it made. I have never asked how the money is being used or is being given out. 

I met Barrister (one of the President’s aides on SIP) once and he promised me that for my state (Adamawa), we should get 30,000 women to be given N10,000. Up till now, I haven’t heard from him. “I don’t want to raise the alarm that my state does not benefit from it, where the SGF (Secretary to the Government of the Federation) came from, I kept quiet because I don’t want people to say that I talk too much.

Recently, I saw a 74-year-old man selling petty things in Kano, I asked him how much is his capital, he told me between N3, 000 and N4,000. Don’t forget that we have campaigned to give the poorest of the poor N5, 000 every month. “So, I don’t know where is the social investment… Maybe, it worked out in some states. In my own state, only a local government benefited out of the 22. I didn’t ask what happened and I don’t want to know, but it failed woefully in Kano, it’s not a good sign and it’s not a good thing.

“We have a lot of women that do business locally due to the cultural thing in the North, they are at home doing their business. Some are millionaires, some have thousands of naira, they need the assistance but they do not get it. Most northern women do not belong to any market association.

“I was expecting the N500bn to be utilised in different methods in the North for the aim to be achieved. I don’t know the method they used, but most of the northern states do not get it. My state does not get it.

“How many of you (women in the hall) get it in your state? My state did not benefit from it.”

The women responded by saying that they got nothing in the past four years.

She argued that the method employed in implementing the programme in the North was faulty, a reason she believed it failed there. “It worked out well in a situation whereby they have market associations but I was thinking different methods should be used in the North”, the President’s wife stated.

Mrs. Aisha Buhari also criticised the $16m counterpart fund said to have been used so far on procurement of mosquito nets, noting, she said, I have heard about mosquito nets, Nigeria paid its counterpart fund, $16m. I asked them to give my own share of the net to send it to my village people. I didn’t get it. “They have spent $16m in buying mosquito nets, I did not get it, maybe some people have got it. But I feel that, that’s my personal opinion, $16m is enough to fumigate mosquitoes in Nigeria. That’s my opinion.”