Aisha Buhari com­mis­sions or­phan­age home

Daily Trust - - CITY NEWS - By Ab­dul­la­teef Salau

Wife of the pres­i­dent, Aisha Buhari, yes­ter­day com­mis­sioned Al-An­saar Or­phange Home, spon­sored by the Staff of the Cen­tral Bank of Nige­ria through CBN Staff Alms Fund.

The or­phan­age is lo­cated in Pas­sali, Kuje Area Coun­cil of the Fed­eral Cap­i­tal Ter­ri­tory.

Aisha Buhari, who was rep­re­sented by Ha­jia Maryam Sal­ihu, said the project was timely ow­ing to the grow­ing num­ber of wid­ows and or­phans oc­ca­sioned by Boko Haram in­sur­gency.

The CBN gover­nor, God­win Eme­fiele, rep­re­sented by the apex bank’s Di­rec­tor of Statis­tics, Sani Doguwa, said the project, which gulped the sum of N24,996,931.26, was part of the staff’s cor­po­rate so­cial re­spon­si­bil­ity to the im­me­di­ate com­mu­nity.

The Ami­rah of Al-An­saar, Ha­jiya Ami­nah Abubakar, said the cen­tre was es­tab­lished with the aim of stop­ping street beg­ging by wid­ows and or­phans, and en­gage them through em­pow­er­ment pro­grammes.

She said 140 wid­ows and 240 or­phans have been reg­is­tered with the cen­tre and were cur­rently un­der the care of the or­phan­age.

Wife of Bauchi State gover­nor, Ha­jiya Hadiza Abubakar, the Gomo of Kuje and the Area Coun­cil Chair­man, Ishaku Sha­ban all ex­pressed grat­i­tude to the spon­sors for their kind ges­ture and ap­pealed to other well-mean­ing Nige­ri­ans to em­u­late them.

The coun­cil boss, who noted that it was his first time of com­ing to the com­mu­nity (Pas­sali), said he was not aware of the project but caught by sur­prise.

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