Wife of the President, Aisha Buhari has said that the time has come for Nigeria women to take active part in the anti-corruption campaign of the present administration.
She made the call on Wednesday in Abuja during the flag-off of a programme titled: “Nigerian women against corruption.”
The initiative is a joint venture by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, and the wife of the President.
Speaking on the sub-theme, “ A woman, who builds her home, can tame the corruption monster”, the president’s wife said that corruption must be collectively tackled as it has eaten deep into the fabric of the Nigerian Society.
“This is a clarion call for us women to wage a determined and sustainable war against corruption, which hinders development in our dear country,” she said.
According to her, the adverse effects of corruption abound in forms of decay of infrastructure, economic crisis, decay in the healthcare and education sectors as well as in the rate of unemployment in the country.
Aisha Buhari said that women are the vital instruments in the fight against corruption, adding that she will champion the campaign.
She called on the 36 state governors in the federation to launch the programme in their various states.
She also urged the EFCC to form a network of women groups to ensure an effective and sustainable war against corruption in the country.
“Let me remind ourselves that the homes are our first institution and we cannot be good citizens in the larger society without embracing integrity, virtues and accountability,” she said.
The wife of the President extolled the virtues of President Buhari and his vice, Yemi Osinbajo, saying that they are men of integrity.
Earlier, wife of the Vice President, Dolapo Osinbajo, described the day as memorable in the history of Nigerian women in view of their formal recognition as soldiers in the fight against corruption.
She described women as agents of change, urged them to join the fight against corruption.