Nigeria’s First Lady, Hajia Aisha Buhari’s development advocacy has reflected positively on the All Progressives Congress’ progressive manifesto as well as the Federal Government’s populist mission, Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege has said.
In a felicitation message to mark Aisha Buhari’s golden birthday jubilee, Senator Omo-Agege recalled her courageous and dynamic efforts during the campaigns that brought APC into power.
The Delta Central lawmaker emphasised that the sterling contributions and examples from the First Lady will remain a beacon of inspiration for the younger generation, especially young women.
“No doubt, more Nigerian women are rising to play prominent roles in the society but the sterling examples laid by First Lady Aisha Buhari and a host of other women leaders will continue to impact coming generations very positively.
“Long before she became First Lady, having a great family pedigree and a Master’s degree did not stop her from contributing actively towards improving aspects of vocational education and I clearly recall that during the APC’s campaigns before the 2015 elections, she stood out as a women’s rights activist and child rights advocate.
“She has remained a pillar in the fight against sex trafficking and other issues that Nigerian girls and women contend with. The donation of proceeds from her book to parents of the Chibok girls, the Buni Yadi boys murdered in 2014, and consistent support for children suffering from malnutrition are only aspects of a big positive and inspiring picture.
“Through her direct intervention and that of her ‘Future Assured’ initiative, she has laboured diligently to bring more meaning into the lives of numerous persons with advocacy work for the health and well-being of women and children through community mobilisation and health promotion along with alleviation of the plights of internally displaced persons,” he stated.
The Deputy President of the Senate further joined President Muhammadu Buhari and millions of well-wishers to pray for God to sustain Hajia Aisha Buhari’s populist commitment, joy and good health in the decades ahead.
Yomi Odunuga, Special Adviser, Media and Publicity, to the Deputy President of the Senate.