• Aisha Buhari asks VP, govs’ wives to fight scourge

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com­mend­able.”

Mrs Buhari, who is also the Global TB Cham­pion and Am­bas­sador, com­mended the gov­er­nors’ for their con­tri­bu­tions through the Gov­er­nors’ Wives Ad­vo­cacy Coali­tion and im­plored them to use their po­si­tions to sup­port all ef­forts to end TB in their re­spec­tive states and Nige­ria as a whole.

Ac­cord­ing to her, the sever­ity of the disease, es­pe­cially on children and women, makes it a pri­or­ity for in­flu­encers like the gov­er­nors’ wives.

The cer­e­mony held in col­lab­o­ra­tion with Stop TB Part­ner­ship Nige­ria in the Of­fice of the First Lady at the Pres­i­den­tial Villa, Abuja.

The leader of the TB Team, USAID Nige­ria, Dr Temi­tayo Odu­sote, said the gov­er­nors’ wives were

•L-R: Mrs Ronke Solomon; Chief Reg­is­trar, High Court of Lagos State, Mrs Taiwo Ola­tokun; Lagos State Com­mis­sioner for Ed­u­ca­tion, Mrs Fo­lasade Ade­fisayo; and Per­ma­nent Sec­re­tary, Min­istry of Ed­u­ca­tion, Mrs Abosede Ade­laja, dur­ing the Lagos State Min­istry of Ed­u­ca­tion Fes­ti­val of Christ­mas Car­ols and Nine Lessons in Lagos… on Wed­nes­day. Photo: Olukay­ode Jaiye­ola

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