Published on Sep 15, 2017 Greenbarge Reporters
Aisha Buhari, wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, has told the First Lady of the Republic of Uganda, Janet Museven that she has been fully engaged in finding solutions to the social and economic challenges faced by women and youths in Nigeria.
Aisha Buhari, who received the Ugandan First Lady at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, said that she had since resolved to change the negative narratives associated with women and children in Nigeria through activities that have direct impact on their livelihood.
She said that the areas of concentration in this regard were in health, empowerment and education.
Aisha Buhari told Mrs. Museveni, who doubles as Minister of Education and Sports in her country, that she shared a common vision for women and children with the Ugandan First Lady.
Wife of Nigerian President said that some of the programmes in her Future Assured project, include screening of more than 20,000 women for medical conditions on cervical cancer, hypertension and diabetes. “Through my mobile outreach programme we also provide essentials medical services in all six geopolitical zones of the country.”
She said that she is championing the return of community learning centres across the country to make it easy for women to acquire education and that a Youth Education Empowerment Programme (YEEP) had already commenced, aimed at training them to meet requirements for entry into tertiary institutions.
Earlier, Mrs. Janet Museveni had said that she had come to learn from Aisha Buhari about her efforts in the cause of women and children.
She said that she had made it a habit to learn from the successes of other first ladies so that she can better serve the people of her country.
Highlight of the occasion was the presentation of some literatures on Future Assured Programme to the visiting first lady.
Sep 03, 2015