President’s wife appeals for unity among Nigerians

Timothy Choji, Abuja

The Wife of Nigeria’s President, Mrs Aisha Buhari with former first ladies of Nigeria.

The Wife of Nigeria’s President, Mrs Aisha Buhari has stressed the need for unity among Nigerians, especially women.

She was speaking at the Presidential Villa Abuja, when she hosted former First Ladies of Nigeria to the breaking of Ramadan fast.

The Wife the President, who was full of praises for her predecessors for their cooperation, said her doors would always remain open for their useful advice, as she urged for more unity among Nigerians, to enhance the progress and development of the country.

“I’m glad that this opportunity for us to meet again is coming during this holy month of Ramadan. It’s significant for us as women to come together to break the fast and pray for Nigerian women and unity of our dear nation,” she said.

Pet project

Mrs Buhari promised to continue to execute programmes that would enhance the course of women and children, through her pet project, ‘Future Assured.’

“My ‘Future Assured Programme’ is focused on the improvement of health, welfare of women and children, towards a better Nigeria,”
Mrs Buhari pledged.

Wife of former Nigerian leader, Mrs Victoria Aguyi Ironsi, who responded on behalf of her counterparts, thanked Mrs Buhari for the honour and prayed for more unity among Nigerians.

She also prayed for the leadership of the country as well as the progress of its citizens and the entire nation.

“By the special grace of God we are going to have beautiful changes in Nigeria. It will be good for us; it will be peaceful and beautiful for Nigeria as a whole. It shall be well with our President. It is going to be a peaceful Nigeria; we will not run away from our homes. Whatever we are looking for we will get it,” Mrs Ironsi prophesied.

Among those present at the breaking of fast were Mrs. Jummai Tafawa Balewa, Mrs Victoria Aguyi-Ironsi, Mrs Victoria Yakubu Gowon, Mrs Khadija Shehu Shagari, Mrs. Maryam Abacha, Justice Fatima Abudulsalam Abubakar and Mrs Beatrice Alex Ekwueme.

Others were the Wife of the Senate President, Mrs Toyin Saraki and that of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mrs Gimbiya Dogara.