Mrs Buhari seeks more democratic dividends for citizens

Timothy Choji, Abuja

Wife of Nigeria’s President, Hajiya Aisha Buhari has urged wives of the Governors of the thirty six states of Nigeria to mobilize the people towards understanding the policies of the current administration.

Mrs Buhari made the call at a meeting with the Governors’ wives at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Hajiya Aisha Buhari told the Governors’ wives to introduce programmes that will impact on the lives of the people in their various states.

“As mothers, our primary role is supportive. In this regard, our private effort must be geared towards programmes and projects that will impact positively on the lives of citizens especially the less privileged. As women, we have the capacity of turning around our socio economic and political potentials to generally improve the lives of our people,” Mrs Buhari advised.

She urged them to be supportive of their husbands, as they strive to make life better for the citizens.

“As wives of political office holders, we must continue to do our best in contributing to their success. I believe in our little ways we can assist them to bring succor to the populace especially those in need,” she said.

Mrs Buhari advised the Governors’ wives to redesign their forum by developing a leadership structure for the zones of the country.

Wife of Bayelsa state Governor, Dr Rachael Dickson and her Zamfara state counterpart, Hajiya Asama’u Yari responded on behalf of their colleagues.

They thanked Mrs Buhari for her show of concern for Nigerian women and children.

The admonished their colleagues to work hard towards ensuring that the people enjoy more dividends of democracy.

The Wife of the Vice President, Mrs Dolapo Osinbajo and that of the Speaker, House of Representatives, Mrs Gimbia Dogara also attended the meeting.