Zahra Buhari, a daughter of President Muhammadu Buhari, revealed that she is unable to speak fluently in Hausa, her father’s language.
The first daughter made this revelation at a BBC Hausa event to unveil winners of a literary contest organised by the broadcast station.
when asked to make a comment at the ceremony officiated in Hausa, Zahra, who is married to businessman Ahmed Indimi said: “I’ll make you laugh”.
She said she and her siblings rarely communicate in the language.
”Every day my father would correct my Hausa when I converse with him” she said in Hausa amidst laughter.
She said they usually communicate in “Engausa” a colloquial term for mixing of English and Hausa in a conversation.
She attributed her inability to speak good Hausa to attending schools with “children of white people.”
The president’s daughter later told interviewers off stage that they mostly speak in her mother’s native Fulfude language at home.