Wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, Hajiya Aisha Buhari, has re-assured Nigerian women and youths of her determination to champion for active participation in governance.
Naija News understands that the Nigeria’s first lady made this known on Saturday during an interaction with some women leaders ahead of 2019 Presidential inauguration at the Presidential Villa in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital.
While Naija News understands that the session was aimed at charting a new course for the inclusiveness of Nigerian women in the politics and governance of the country, issues discussed at the gathering includes women and youths empowerment, maternal and child health, girl-child education as well as the stake of women in federal government programmes, among other pressing and challenging issues of national interest.
While speaking at the event, Aisha appealed to the government to review the role of women in the socio-economic and political environment.
”It is only realistic if the efforts of Nigerian women and youths are compensated through both elective and appointive positions at all levels.
”Let me appeal to those concerned at this important period when the administration is commencing its second term to make concerted efforts toward ensuring that Nigerian women and youths are given their fair share in decision-making body.
”It is my conviction that the role of women will become more pronounced as time goes on,” she said.
The wife of the President also went ahead to pledge to ensure the advancement and protection of the rights and privileges of Nigerian women.