Aisha Buhari commissions orphanage home
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.