- Aisha Muhammadu Buhari has made appeal for more female participation in politics
- The president's wife said that the only way women in the country can contribute their quota to the development of the country is by seeking elective offices
- She also commended the federal government for its recent ban of codeine
The wife of the president, Aisha Buhari, has called for increase in the participation of women in active politics, to improve national development.
She made the call on Tuesday, May 15, when she received members of the Jam’iyyar Matan Arewa at the state house, Abuja.
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The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that the organisation the “Jam’Iyyar Matan Arewa’’, was founded in 1963 by a group of wives of northern Nigeria top government officials with the support of the then Premier of the region, Sir Ahmadu Bello, to raise awareness for women in Northern Nigeria.
The wife of the president, who was appointed as the grand matron of the organisation, encouraged women to seek elective offices in the country.
She decried the low participation of women in politics, insisting that the only way to have the voices of women heard at the national level was for them to be actively involved in politics.
Aisha Buhari, however, used the opportunity to commend the federal government for the ban on production and sale of codeine, as a result of excessive consumption of the drug by some youths in Nigeria.
She assured the delegation of her readiness to support the group in their effort to resuscitate the organisation.
Earlier, the chairperson of the organisation and former deputy governor of Kaduna state, Aisha Sadauki, said that the organisation was at the state house to inform the wife of the president of their intention to revive the 55-year-old organisation.
Sadauki also declared the organisation`s support for the Future Assured programme of the president's wife which aims at improving the life of women and children in Nigeria.
She also informed the wife of the president of their intention to resuscitate the organisation and use it as a platform to champion the cause of women in northern Nigeria.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com reported that the Buhari Media Support Group (BMSG) on Thursday, June 14, said Aisha Buhari, saw her husband during her recent visit to London, contrary to insinuations in some quarters.
The group stated this in a statement signed by its chairman, Austin Braimoh and secretary, Cassidy Madueke, in Abuja.
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