I’M USED TO NEGATIVE THINGS NIGERIANS SAY ABOUT MY LATE HUSBAND-FORMER FIRST LADY MARYAM ABACHA SAYS.
Maryam Abacha, the wife of Nigeria’s military Head of State, the late General Sani Abacha, has said that she is used to the negative things Nigerians say about her late husband who died on June 8, 1998. in a recent interview with BBC Hausa, The former first lady says she has never missed the Presidential Villa after moving out of there following her husband’s demise.
In her words.
” I am used to all the negative things Nigerians have been saying about my husband, and this is a normal thing with politicians. We are human beings, people will always talk. But when we were ruling, nobody was saying anything. Nobody talked. so that’s governance. Every government comes with its own pecks”. She said.
Speaking further, Mrs Abacha said.
”i don’t miss anything about the villa because you know, as a wife of a military man, we had been in different places. my dad was a career civil servant. so even before marrying Abacha, we were always relocating to different places. so for me being at the villa was just part of my usual life experience. of course, they were the prestige that comes with being the wife of the head of state, but there were also challenges.
You know, despite that the military isn’t politicians in the real sense, being in the villa was part of politics. so, there were challenges we faced, just like every other government. But actually,I’ve never missed the villa”. She said.