Wife of the Nigerian President, Mrs Aisha Buhari says Nigeria and Turkey share so much in common in areas like handling of Internally Displaced Persons IDPs in both countries.
Mrs Buhari made the remark while hosting the visiting wife of the Turkish president Mrs Emine Erdogan at the presidential villa.
She noted that the areas of intervention for the IDPs in parts of the country was akin to what her counterpart was doing for some refugees in Turkey referred to as “guests” whose number is put at over three million people .
Explaining to her guest why she had to set up a pet programme, Mrs Buhari said “my passion for alleviating the plight of mothers, children and the adolescent prompted the establishing of my program “Future Assured ” .
She said the series of intervention projects and initiatives designed for some categories of Nigerians, especially the vulnerable ones, were her modest response to the current challenges affecting women and children in the country.
Mrs Aisha Muhammadu Buhari who commended the intervention of relevant stakeholders acknowledged the support of Turkey for embarking on renovation work and donation of some items to selected schools and IDP camps in the country.
In her remark, the wife of Turksh President Mrs Emine Erdogan expressed happiness with the reception accorded her and sharing of ideas and thoughts on programmes and initiatives that were designed for the people of the two countries.
The session of the Wife of the President with the visiting first lady went into a question and answer opportunity to identify areas of common interest and benefit to the people of the two countries.
The Wife of the President led the visiting first lady and wives of some state Governors to a visit to an orphanage in Nurul Bayan International Academy in wuse Abuja.