Aisha Buhari



Aisha Muhammadu Buhari was born on 17 February 1971 in Adamawa, Nigeria. She is the wife of Muhammadu Buhari, the President of Nigeria, who assumed office on May 29, 2015 after defeating the then-incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan. She is a cosmetologist, beauty therapist and writer.

Her grandfather, Alhaji Muhammadu Ribadu was Nigeria's first Minister of Defence. Her father was a civil engineer while her mother is a descendant of the Ankali family, renowned farmers and textile giants. Aisha Buhari went to primary and secondary school in Adamawa, where she lived with siblings, her nieces and nephews. On December 2, 1989, Aisha married Muhammadu Buhari, who had five children from a previous Marriage to Safinatu Yusuf. Aisha and Muhammadu Buhari have five children together and one grandchild.


She holds holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Administration from Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), and a master's degree in International Affairs and Strategic Studies from the Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna. She is currently undertaking a Counseling Course on Co-Dependency in the United Kingdom. She obtained a Diploma in Beauty Therapy from the Carlton Institute of Beauty Therapy, Windsor, United Kingdom and specialized in Permanent Make-up, Mesotherapy and Micro-dermabrasion. She holds a post-graduate diploma in cosmetology and beauty from Academy Esthetique Beauty Institute of France. She is a member of the United Kingdom Vocational Training and Charitable Trust and the International Health and Beauty Council.



Aisha Buhari is the Founder/Managing Director of Hanzy Spa and Principal of Hanzy Beauty Institute, a Beauty salon in Kaduna and Abuja. She is a Resource Person to the National Basic Technical Education (NBTE) on Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology and has participated in the curriculum development of Small Medium Enterprises for NBTE. Aisha closed her beauty salon following the emergence of her husband, Buhari as President of Nigeria.

She went on to publish a book "Essentials of Beauty Therapy: A Complete Guide for Beauty Specialists" which has been recommended as a text for the NBTE curriculum

She is currently working with Internally Displaced Persons in Nigeria which as a result of the Boko Haram insurgency that has plagued the country since 2009. She set up a committee to deal with the distribution of relief materials after a visit to an IDP camp in Borno Northeast Nigeria


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Blog Follower said…
No wonder she's so beautiful

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