Wife of the president, Aisha Buhari, Tuesday, ordered all her staff to proceed on leave until further notice.
This was contained in a terse statement posted on her official Instagram handle (@aishambuhari), signed by Dr. Mohammed Kamal, Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to the Office of the First Lady on Health and Development Partners.
He said official engagements and work will continue virtually.
“This serves to inform all staff that the office of the First Lady will be closed for the upcoming festive period of Christmas and New Year
“To this end, all staff are requested to proceed on leave, until further notice
“Please note that official engagements and work can also continue virtually as it was done previously”.
This is coming amid photos of Aisha which have been in circulation on social media in connection with insinuations that she may be heavy.
Photos had surfaced after the First Lady landed in Abuja on her return from the Turkey-Africa summit which she had attended with President Muhammadu Buhari
However, Haruna, an aide to Aisha, has denied rumours that the first lady is pregnant.
In a chat with BBC Pidgin, he said: “I can assure you 100 per cent that our first lady is perfectly okay.
“She is neither sick nor pregnant as some reports claim.
“Some of these reports are from mischief-makers who don’t mean well.
“You know, nowadays, people can tamper with photos.”