Mrs Aisha Buhari says she now chose to be addressed as the First Lady of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
She said this on Thursday at the presentation of awards to the former and current wives of Governors of the 36 states.
The event was held at the Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa in Abuja.
Mrs Buhari said the choice of her being addressed as the wife of the president was a personal decision she took when her husband wanted to take over leadership of the nation in 2015.
She explained that she later realised that her decision has caused confusion among governors wives whether they should be addressed as first ladies or wives of the governors.
“When my husband was elected newly I personally chose to be called the wife of the President.
“But, I realised that it causes confusion from the state as to whether the wives of state governors are to be addressed as the first ladies or wives of the governors.
“So, forgive me for confusing you from the beginning, but now I chose to be called the first lady, she said.
She added that this would take effect immediately.
The official Instagram and Twitter handle of Mrs. Buhari however still has the bio description that reads, Official Instagram Account Of The Wife Of the President, Official Twitter Account Of The Wife Of the President, as at the time of this report.