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Aisha Buhari Coordinates Sharing Of Relief Items In Baga
Wife of the Nigerian President, Aisha Buhari, on Thursday coordinated the distribution of relief materials to more than 300 households in Beneisheikh, a liberated community in Baga local government area of Borno State.
According to her, the relief materials, comprising both food and non-food items, were donated by well-meaning Nigerians to her pet project, ‘Future Assured’ through the “Get Involved” Programme.
She added that the gesture was her own contribution in the efforts to make life more comfortable for the people returning to their homes after the Boko Haram insurgency.
The wife of the president commended the wives of the governors of the Northeast whose efforts, she said, contributed to the successes so far achieved in the fight against insurgency in the region.
Buhari also called on the wives of state governors, national and state assembly members, local government chairmen and councilors to also see the need to always reach out to the less privileged in the society.
She noted that each of the 350 households that will would go home with 50 food and non-food items including rice, beans, semovita, spaghetti, macaroni, sugar, salt, Maggie cubes, soap, detergents, blankets, plastic buckets, cups, household cooking utensils, plates, dishes, plastic kettles, mosquito nets, fabric, wrapper, among others.
She said the distribution was informed by her desire to support the vulnerable and displaced persons, especially women and children.
The President’s wife expressed happiness that her pet project was reaching out to Nigerians together irrespective of religion, tribe, political and regional background.
She also thanked the people of Borno State and the entire country for supporting her project.
Governor Kashim Shettima in his remark thanked the Wife of the President for her care and concern towards the people Borno.
He also commended President Buhari and the Nigerian military for their support to the government and people of the state.