Wife of the President, Mrs. Aisha Buhari has urged women in the country to be builders of peace and unity at all times.
She made the remark at the August Meeting of Imo women, convened by Wife of the State Governor, Mrs. Nkechi Rochas Okorocha at the State capital, Owerri.
The event focused on women for their role in building bridges of friendship across the Niger.
Mrs. Buhari commended Mrs. Okorocha for her zeal to organise the forum and said “the theme of the celebration is apt as it shows the level of maturity, worth and resourcefulness that women have attained.”
Mrs Buhari said the event provided an opportunity for women to come together to socialize, dialogue and to work for unity among communities.
While calling on Mrs. Okorocha to continue with such efforts, she gave the assurance of her support, especially in areas that had to do with women, children and the underprivileged as she has been doing through her pet project, the Future Assured Programme.
She also thanked the state Governor, Mr Rochas Okorocha for the support he is giving to his wife and called on other Governors to emulate him in this regard.
The Governor of Imo state, Rochas Okorocha in his address said Nigeria, although already a great country, must strive to be better in no-distant future, in order to meet the yearnings and aspirations of her citizens.
He said the movement to make Nigeria a greater country through the promotion of unity and peaceful coexistence is already a reality and Imo state is part of that movement.
Earlier, Mrs. Okorocha, in her address, called on women to build and fortify bridges of friendship because friendship is a gateway to love, unity, tolerance and mutual understanding, which every society needs for survival and development.
She said the nation is passing through a moment which calls for intensification of this bridge building in Nigeria.
Mrs Okorocha singled out the wife of the President as a recognized national bridge builder through her Future Assured Programme and commended her for laying the foundation of the Southern and Northern Governors Wives Fora, which today are building bridges of unity in the country.
The event was well attended by wives of state Governors and associates of the wife of the President.