Aisha Buhari re­turns from Lon­don, vis­its Ow­erri

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Wife of the Pres­i­dent, Aisha Buhari re­turned to Nige­ria yes­ter­day where she at­tended a pub­lic func­tion in Ow­erri, the Imo State cap­i­tal.

Di­rec­tor of In­for­ma­tion to the wife of the pres­i­dent, Suleiman Haruna, said Aisha Buhari first landed in Abuja, from where she pro­ceeded to Ow­erri, where she served as Mother of the Day for the 2017 Au­gust meet­ing tagged “Build­ing Bridges of Friend­ship across the Niger.”

The wife of the pres­i­dent was re­ceived at the Sam Mbakwe Cargo In­ter­na­tional Air­port in Ow­erri by Gov­er­nor Rochas Oko­rocha and his wife, Nneoma Oko­rocha, the or­gan­iser of the “an­nual Au­gust meet­ing.”

Speak­ing at the event, Aisha Buhari said: “This gathering is a cel­e­bra­tion of the re­source­ful­ness of wom­an­hood. It is im­por­tant be­cause at meet­ings like this, Igbo women gather to dis­cuss de­vel­op­men­tal is­sues and peace­ful co­ex­is­tence at the com­mu­nity lev­els.”

Mrs. Buhari said that women, as moth­ers, had the enor­mous task of build­ing solid bridges that would serve as the required plat­form for na­tional unity ir­re­spec­tive of po­lit­i­cal, re­li­gious and tribal dif­fer­ences.

She as­sured women of her con­stant sup­port to all pro­grammes that would pro­mote their well-be­ing.

In his mes­sage to the gathering, which had the wife of the gov­er­nor of Zam­fara State and wife of the Se­nate Pres­i­dent in at­ten­dance , Gov Oko­rocha com­mended women for pro­mot­ing one­ness among Nige­ri­ans, and urged them to pre­vail on their hus­bands in lead­er­ship po­si­tions to strive to­ward get­ting the best from their women.

In her speech, Mrs. Nkechi Oko­rocha, ad­vised women to in­cul­cate the good virtues of unity and love in their chil­dren.

She de­scribed women are agents of pos­i­tive changes, growth and de­vel­op­ment, adding that no so­ci­ety would do bet­ter with­out the con­tri­bu­tions of women.

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