TRENDING: ‘Come celebrate my darling husband’s birthday with me,’ Tinubu’s minister tells other cabinet members


Minister of Women Affairs, Uju Kennedy-Ohanenye, has called on other cabinet members to join her in celebrating her husband’s birthday. 

In an invite to her colleagues dated January 29, 2023, the 50-year-old asked them to join her for the celebration on Sunday, fondly describing her husband as the “birthday boy”.

“Please come celebrate my darling husband’s birthday with me,” the letter leads.

“Birthday boy: Double Chief Kennedy Ohanenye.“Date & Time: 4th February, 2024 / 3pm dot.

“Venue: Transcorp Hilton Hotel.”

One of the event planners in an interview with TheCable said the memo was only intended for ministers, adding that the event was billed as a “low-key, small interaction”.“I don’t know how the memo got out, besides it’s nothing serious. It’s just a small interaction,” she said.

In what appears like an error, the year ‘2023’ as written on the invite was a typo that should have read as ‘2024’.

Not much is known of the minister’s husband except that he is also a lawyer, a businessman, and a philanthropist.

In an interview she granted last year, the minister said she always looks forward to spending time with her husband whenever she is not at work, describing him as her “main baby”.

“You will not believe it, and I don’t know how to explain it. He is my main, main first baby,” she said.

“That is the first thing I look forward to. Then, I love to cook for him personally. There is no day I don’t prepare something for him, even if it is only spaghetti.

“That is why I always come to work early. By 8am or 8.30am, I’m here, and by 5pm, I must have rounded off what I’m doing and I go home to make some food for my husband and my children.

“I have a cook but I have these special meals that I usually do and some of them don’t take long to get prepared and ready. I bring out the food, serve and we eat together and gist.