President Buhari Urges Governors To Support Wives’ Humanitarian Activities
President Muhammadu Buhari has commended wives of Governors for the various humanitarian activities they carry out in their states.
He made the commendation when wives of state governors paid him a visit under the auspices of the Northern and Southern Governors Wives Forum at the Presidential Villa on Saturday 26th May, 2018.
President Buhari assured the governors’ wives of his support and assured them that he would canvass more moral and financial support for them.
“I appreciate the role you are playing as your work helps in pricking the conscience of the people.” He especially commended their work on the IDPs and disadvantaged children as well as the fight against drug abuse.
President Buhari also encouraged them to interface with Central Bank of Nigeria and Federal Ministry of Agriculture over new and existing opportunities that women farmers and entrepreneurs can take advantage of.
The wife of the President, Mrs. Aisha Muhammadu Buhari, speaking at the occasion, underscored the complementary role that wives of Governors play in supporting the programmes and policies of their husbands, stressing the need for the governors to encourage them.
She highlighted areas where efforts are more pronounced as girl-child education, child abuse, women and youth empowerment and health promotion.
“Äs mothers of the states, wives of governors have the ears of women and youths; this is so because they run programmes that directly touch these categories of Nigerians” she said, calling on the President to support their work.