Nigeria’s first lady is canvassing for the inclusion of roles of presidents’ wives in the constitution.
According to her, the inclusion would enable First Ladies get retirement benefits along with their husbands when they leave office.
What she said yesterday after she was sworn-in as Permanent Secretary in the Bayelsa State Civil Service was: “We the wives of political office holders, if our names are not in the constitution and our husbands retire with benefits, the Constitution amendment committee should also look into the issue of wives of political appointees. We should be included in the Constitution so that we too can retire with benefits. With that we can enjoy our career.”