Aisha Buhari, wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, says her donation to internally displaced persons (IDPs) cannot be mismanaged because she monitors them from her bedroom.
Aisha made this statement during an interview she granted to Your View, a show on TV Continental.
She also said her project on IDPs had not received any cash donations, and that 85% to the project is her personal contribution.
“I think out of all the contributions, it is only mine that gets to the IDPs up to 85%,” she said.
“As the wife of the president, when I call people answer, that is why we have pet projects.”
She said the items that have been donated to the beneficiaries of the welfare programme, who are indigent men, women, widows and disabled from 17 local government areas, include 1,000 bags of rice, 1,000 cans of cooking oil, tomatoes, provisions and other food supplements.
“We are concentrating more on Borno community because it needs urgent attention,” she said.
On gender equality, she said: “Men and women are not the same, all we ask is to be treated nicely, women are to support the men.
“One of the major factor that hinders women from speaking out when it comes to domestic violence is the fear of the unknown, every woman should be able to sustain herself.”
The issue of bedroom came up after she raised the alarm that her husband’s government had been hijacked.
Responding to the allegation, Buhari had said his wife was not versed in politics, and that she belonged to his kitchen, his living room and the other room.