Wife of General Muhammadu Buhari, Nigeria’s President-elect, Hajiya Aisha Buhari, has described children as the future of the future of Nigeria, giving an assurance that the incoming government’s commitment to the development of children in every geopolitical zone of the country would not be compromised.
In a statement to mark the International Children’s Day on May 27, Mrs. Buhari said that education is going to be one of the main focuses of the incoming government of All Progressives Congress (APC).
“Our children are our future. Education of our children is the best way to secure the future of our country.”
Mrs. Buhari also called for the implementation of the Child Rights Act which has been passed by the National Assembly, but which is yet to be adopted by all the states of Nigeria.
“Even if it means adapting the act to suit their specific needs, the Child Rights Act must be adopted in every single state of our country.”
The incoming First Lady also assured Nigerians that, despite the need to focus on eradicating Boko Haram and restoring normalcy to life in the north east states of Nigeria, especially regarding encouraging children to return to school and making schools safe for all children, no child in any other part of Nigeria will be left out of the Buhari government’s plan for children.
“No child in Nigeria will be left out of my husband’s plan for Nigeria,” she said. “Every child in every geopolitical zone of the country will be taken care of by the APC federal government.”
Hajiya Aisha extends her best wishes to children all over the country with special reference to the less privileged.