Mrs. Oluremi Tinubu, the First Lady, has refuted allegations that she closed the AsoRock Chapel. As a former senator, Mrs. Tinubu stated that the chapel remains open and hosts weekly fellowship, contrary to reports. The accusation originated from a Twitter user, @VeronicaaNaomi, who claimed that the First Lady personally ordered the closure due to the lack of support for her husband, President Bola Tinubu, in the February 2023 presidential election.
However, a statement released by the First Lady’s newly appointed Special Assistant on Media, Busola Kukoyi, clarified that these allegations were baseless and untrue.
The statement read, “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.”