The First Lady, Mrs. Oluremi Tinubu, refuted claims that she shut down the AsoRock Chapel.
The chapel is open and hosts weekly fellowship, according to Mrs. Tinubu, a former senator.
The First Lady allegedly gave the order to shut down the chapel, according to a tweeter going by the handle @VeronicaaNaomi.
She asserted that the reason she ordered the closure was because some unidentified people did not back her husband, President Bola Tinubu, in the February 2023 election.
However, the First Lady made it clear that the allegations were untrue in a statement that was published under the name of her recently appointed Special Assistant on Media, Busola Kukoyi.
The statement reads;
“Our attention has been drawn to a story making the rounds on social media about the purported closure of the AsoRock Chapel by the First Lady of Nigeria, Sen Olurermi Tinubu OON, CON.
“We wish to state categorically that this is a fabrication and totally false representation of the true situation, as the First Lady at no time gave such directive that the Chapel be shut and the keys handed over to Her Excellency. Presently there are weekly fellowships going on at the Chapel.
“However, Mr President is yet to appoint a Chaplain for the chapel after the exit of the last Chaplain, as he only reserves the right to appoint a Chaplain for the Chapel.”