Ha­jia Habiba Abubakar Changes Gear

THISDAY - - SOCIETY WATCH -

Those who are fa­mil­iar with the Abuja high so­ci­ety will at­test to the fact that Ha­jia Habiba Abubakar is one of the high-fly­ing ladies in the cap­i­tal city. She is su­per­rich and kind-hearted.

Her phi­lan­thropy, which has en­deared her to the com­mon peo­ple in Abuja and some parts of the North, has not gone un­no­ticed.

How­ever, So­ci­ety Watch gath­ered that the Kano State-born woman has soft-ped­alled for some in­ex­pli­ca­ble rea­sons. She has also been ab­sent in so­cial func­tions.

This, a source re­vealed, has been a con­cern to her ad­mir­ers, es­pe­cially those she has touched their lives in the past.

‘’Ha­jia is such a won­der­ful woman whose love for the hoi pol­loi is un­equalled, but she seems to have lit­er­ally gone back stage in her phil­an­thropic ac­tiv­i­ties,” a source said.

An­other dis­closed that the beau­ti­ful woman could have de­cided to re­duce her phil­an­thropic ges­tures be­cause she had been taken for granted by some of the peo­ple she has as­sisted.

“I hope she has not re­solved to slow down be­cause of the un­ap­pre­cia­tive ten­den­cies of some of her ben­e­fi­cia­ries,’’ the source re­vealed.

Be­fore now, the woman, whose hus­band was Nige­ria’s High Com­mis­sioner to In­dia, had re­ceived awards, which in­cluded one or­gan­ised by Africans in Di­as­pora in recog­ni­tion of the con­tri­bu­tions of her Foun­da­tion for the el­derly and the poor, a non-gov­ern­ment or­gan­i­sa­tion (NGO) founded in 2006 in In­dia. The NGO tran­scends na­tional, eth­nic and re­li­gious bor­ders.

She also do­nated five hectares to build a school and an el­derly home for the less priv­i­leged.

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