First lady, Patience Jonathan said she's not happy with those who are against the proposed N4b Mission House for African First Lady in Abuja. She said anyone condemning the the project is an enemy of the good efforts of wives of Presidents of African countries.
Speaking through her special assistant, Mr. Ayo Osinlu, Mrs Jonathan said:
“I can assure you, without any doubt that it is far from the desire of the first lady to have the project turned down. One, it will amount to an abdication of responsibility by Nigeria and that level of disappointment will be injurious for the leadership status of Nigeria in Africa. Certainly, the first lady will not expect Nigeria to behave in such a manner.
“Two, the first lady would not also want the project abandoned because it is an undertaking that the country has made to the continent. It means therefore that the credibility of Nigeria will drop significantly if it goes back on its deliberate and willing commitment to host such an organ for the continent and at the request of the continent.
"Africa First Ladies Mission give us a secretariat and you agreed that you will do it and then five years after, you wake up and say you don’t want to do it again. I don’t think that level of irresponsibility would be expected of Nigeria and the first lady won’t encourage that at all.”
Meanwhile, the Trade Union Congress have also joined those opposing the project. TUC said the building is a reflection of the flamboyant and extravagant lifestyles of the first lady.