The First Lady of Nigeria, Aisha Buhari, has apologised to Nigerians if the administration of her husband, President Muhammadu Buhari, has not met their expectations.
Hajia Buhari was quoted by Daily Trust to have spoken on the Hausa Service of the British Broadcasting Corporation.
She said: “The expectations on us were so high and maybe after seven years, we haven’t met their expectations.
“Only God knows what is in somebody’s mind.
“As a human being, you can’t say you are right or you have done what you should, so the government has really tried, the administration did its best but may not be the best for others.
“So we must apologise to Nigerians whether we met their expectations or not.”
Asked the areas she thought the government failed the most, Hajia Buhari said: “I don’t know because I run my office like a charity.
“I only accept people, but I don’t belong to politics.
“All I do is support them in terms of health or education.
“I don’t follow what they do.”
She, however, expressed optimism that the All Progressives Congress will retain power at the federal level in next year’s general election.
Buhari said: “Why would you ask me this question?
“We (APC) will continue.
“APC will win the election.
“By God’s grace.
“We faced a big challenge because when my husband came to power.
“There was no resources, but I insisted that we are the ones who said we will do it and we have to do it.”
Hajia Buhari further said she did not have any political ambition.
She said: “I thank God for giving me the opportunity to be the wife of the President.
“It’s a great position.
“I thank God and I am asking him to make us finish safely and to hand over power to the APC government.
“I don’t have any political ambition.
“I will be the wife of the former president.
“What else am I looking for?”