President Buhari Receives Wives Of 36 States Governors In Abuja

On the eve of Children’s Day, wives of state governors in Nigeria visited President Muhammadu Buhari and his wife, Aisha in Aso Rock. President Buhari commended the women for the various humanitarian activities they carry out in their states. He said he would canvass more moral and financial support for them.

The wife of the President, Mrs Aisha Muhammadu Buhari underscored the complementary role that wives of Governors play in supporting the programmes and policies of their husbands, stressing the need for the governors to encourage them. She highlighted areas where efforts are more pronounced as girl-child education, child abuse, women and youth empowerment and health promotion.

Chairperson, Northern Governors Wives Forum, and wife of the Governor of Bauchi State, Mrs Hadiza Abubakar said apart from issues of maternal health and girl-child education, the flagship programme of the forum is the prevention of substance abuse, for which they rally stakeholders to come to a holistic solution. She commended the ban on codeine-containing cough syrups, describing it as a major breakthrough.

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