China supports wife of Nigerian President’s pet project

Timothy Choji, Abuja

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China has made a financial donation of 60 million Naira to the Future Assured programme of the Nigerian President’s wife, Mrs Aisha Buhari.

The donation is in recognition of her effort to improve the lives of women and children in Nigeria, especially victims of insurgency in the Northeast as well as the girl child education and empowerment.

Presenting the donation, the Deputy Chief of Mission at China’s Embassy, Mr. Lin Jin said ‘Future Assured’ has made tremendous impact in promoting the health and well-being of women, children and the vulnerable.

“The programme has succeeded in making a difference in the lives of these people. This is worthy of emulation,” Mr Jin said.

Touching Lives
According to the envoy, China is poised to use its bilateral relations with Nigeria to impact positively on the lives of the people.

Receiving the cheque, Mrs Buhari expressed appreciation for the support and goodwill of the People’s Republic of China, saying “the donation will reach its intended beneficiaries.”

She highlighted the effort being made by her pet project to raise funds to support displaced persons in Nigeria as well as refugees and other victims of insurgency across the West Africa, especially among countries of the Lake Chad Basin.

She said the donation would transcend the borders of Nigeria.

The Senior Special Assistant to the President, Dr. Hajo Sani represented the wife of the President at the presentation event.

Mercy Chukwudiebere