The First Lady, Aisha Buhari, on Monday charged the Federal Government to recruit more security officers to tackle the security challenges in the country.
The media of the first lady, Aliyu Abdullahi, noted that she made this call while receiving wives of service chiefs during a courtesy visit at the State House on Monday.
The statement was titled ‘Aisha Buhari charges wives of service chiefs.’
The President’s wife said as wives of senior public servants, they should support their husbands in realising the mandate to secure Nigeria and its citizens.
Aisha also charged them to uphold the spirit of camaraderie characteristic of families of security forces that is demonstrated during periods of joy and sorrow.
She charged the concerned authorities to always pay the benefits of retired and deceased soldiers so that the affected families get their benefits as and when due.
This, she says, will serve as motivation for the security forces.
The wife of the Chief of Defence Staff, Victoria Irabor, while speaking on behalf of wives of service chiefs commended the president’s wife for her motherly role and constant support to the families of security officers and personnel.
Irabor recollects how much the First Lady has supported families of injured or deceased security officers through regular empowerment programmes.
She conveyed the gratitude of those who have benefitted from the First Lady’s efforts, adding that the officers and their families are encouraged by her kind gesture.
Irabor also charged her colleagues to emulate the gesture of the First Lady by remaining in touch with the soldiers’ families.
The courtesy visit took place at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. In attendance were the wives of service chiefs, Inspector-General of Police, Director-General, Department of State Services, and the National Security Adviser.