President Muhammadu Buhari’s wife, Aisha Buhari has admonished Nigerian mothers to raise children who will become productive for the growth of the nation.
The First Lady is quoted to have said this while receiving a courtesy visit by wives of state governors on Monday, June 7 at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. According to her, women have an important role in promoting national cohesion and development.
Aisha in the statement which is made available to newsmen by her Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Aliyu Abdullahi, pointed out that the nation is in dare need of patriotic, conscientious and productive citizens who will rally around a common vision of a great Nigeria and work together to achieve this vision.
“Women, therefore, have an important role in promoting national cohesion and development; let us, therefore, play this part and propagate it to other women” Aisha Buhari noted.
Mrs. Buhari commended the wives of governors for their humanitarian contributions especially to underprivileged Nigerians and charged them to consolidate their efforts into lasting legacies. She also commended them over their advocacy project against gender-based violence (GBV).
Speaking earlier, the Chairpersons of the Northern Governors Wives Forum and the Southern Governors Wives Forum, Dr. Falmata Zulum and Dr. Betsy Obaseki, respectively took turns to commend the humanitarian and advocacy work of the First Lady through Aisha Buhari Foundation and Future Assured Programme, saying she has been a shining example to them.
They commended her specifically on the central role she is playing on the issue of gender-based violence.
Erelu Bisi Fayemi, the chairperson of the Nigerian Governors Wives Against Gender-Based Violence project (NGWA-GBV), briefed the
First Lady on the activities of the project saying the rampant nature of gender-based violence requires a concerted effort by all stakeholders, saying states First Ladies have taken the frontline on GBV through this project, and are poised to attack the problem head-on. Highlight of the event was the presentation of a resource manual on GBV in Nigeria.
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Meanwhile, a political group has said that President Muhammadu Buhari has built more infrastructure than any of his predecessors.
The All Progressives Congress Legacy Awareness and Campaign (APCLA) made this claim in a statement on Monday signed by Director-General of Progressives Governors Forum (PGF), Salihu Lukman; presidential aides, Ismail Ahmed and Tolu Ogunlesi; and former APC spokesman, Lanre Issa-Onilu.
According to the group, President Buhari has allocated more resources to infrastructure than any government since 1999.
The group added that more rail and road projects have been done by the Buhari administration than that of former Presidents Olusegun Obasanjo and Goodluck Jonathan.