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Aisha Buhari Enjoins Mothers To Raise Productive Citizens

Aisha Buhari has urged Nigerian mothers to raise children who will grow up to become good citizens.

She reportedly disclosed this during a courtesy visit by wives of state governors on Monday at the Presidential Villa, Abuja which was made available in a statement by her Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Aliyu Abdullahi.

According to her, “Women, therefore, have an important role in promoting national cohesion and development; let us, therefore, play this part and propagate it to other women.”

The statement disclosed that “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.”

It added that, “Speaking earlier, the Chairpersons of the Northern Governors Wives Forum and the Southern Governors Wives Forum, Falmata Zulum and 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.”

The statement also made it known that, “They commended her specifically on the central role she is playing on the issue of gender-based violence.”

“Erelu Fayemi, chairperson of the Nigerian Governors Wives Against Gender-Based Violence project, 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, adding that states First Ladies have taken the frontline on GBV through this project, and are poised to attack the problem head-on,” the statement stressed.

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