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Aisha Buhari Runs into Michelle Obama at FLOTUS’ Broadway Event, Grabs a Selfie

First lady Michelle Obama reacts to applause as she hosts Broadway Shines A Light on Girls' Education, Monday, Sept. 19, 2016, at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

The wife of the Nigerian President, Hajia Aisha Buhari, on Monday evening attended a Broadway event to educate girls held by the First Lady of the United States, FLOTUS, Michelle Obama, in New York.

During the meeting, Aisha Buhari met Mrs. Obama, took a photograph with her and quickly took to her Twitter handle, @aishambuhari, to express her pleasure in meeting the US First Lady.

“It was a pleasure meeting @FLOTUS Michelle Obama earlier this evening at her broadway event about girl empowerment,” Mrs. Buhari wrote on Twitter.

Aisha Buhari with Michelle Obama

Aisha Buhari with Michelle Obama

Meanwhile, the official handle of the US First Lady, @FLOTUS which tweeted live updates from the event, neither retweeted nor acknowledged Mrs. Buhari’s tweet at the time of filing this report.

Queen Rania Al-Abdullah, of Jordan, spoke at the event which was held at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre in New York

Queen Rania Al-Abdullah, of Jordan, spoke at the event which was held at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre in New York

The concert was held at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre — the normal home of The Color Purple — as part of the Let Girls Learn initiative, which encourages world leaders to provide education opportunities to millions of girls globally who do not attend school.

“When people hear stories of girls who aren’t in school, they want to help. And as spouses of world leaders, so many of us here in this room have a platform that we can use to tell these stories and bring people together to take action for these girls. Because people will pick up the phone when we call,” Obama said.

The event, emceed by TV talk show host Stephen Colbert, took advantage of the gathering of world leaders in New York for the opening of the 71st United Nations General Assembly.



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