Photos of Buhari’s first wife ‘Safinatu Buhari’ – Towards the celebration of the Nigerian 55th Independence day, Naij.com brings you pictures of the Nigerian President late wife, Safinatu Buhari.
Nigerian President got married to his late wife, Safinatu Muhammadu Buhari in the year 1971 at age 18, she was born on the 11th December 1952, of Fulani descendant and related to the late Shehu Usman Danfodio.
She originated from Mani Local Government in Katsina State, schooled at the Tudun Wada primary school in Kaduna between 1959 and 1960. She left for Lagos because her father, late Yusuf Mani was transferred to Lagos to work as a Private Secretary to the late Musa Yar’adua who was commissioner for Lagos affairs in the Federal cabinet of the first republic.
After her Primary School, she attended women teachers college Katsina, and she obtained her grade II teachers certificate in 1971 and got married the same year just two days after her graduation. Buhari divorced her in 1988 and got married to Aisha Buhari in 1989.
The marriage produced five children, namely, Zulaiha (Late), Fatima, Musa, Hadiza and Safinatu Buhari. In 1998 Hajiya Safinatu was diagnosed of diabetes and after living with it for eight years she succumbed to the ailment and give up the ghost on the 14th of January 2006.