Aisha Buhari rallies African First Ladies for refugee women and children

Wife of the President, Her Excellency Mrs. Aisha Buhari is planning to convene a high – level meeting of first Ladies of Lake Chad & Sahel Regions to adopt a strategy that allows them to provide support to refugee women and children. 

This was disclosed at the technical session convened to marshal the strategy in Sokoto, on Monday, February 13, 2017.

Mrs. Aisha Buhari had initiated discussions on the issue with the First Lady of Niger, Dr. Malika Issoufou Mahamadou, at the sidelines of the 74th Session of the UN General Assembly, last year on this joint Project. 

Heading Nigeria’s Technical team at the Sokoto meeting, Senior Special Assistant to the President in the Office of the Wife of the President, Dr. Hajo Sani said the High-Level meeting is being planned for all the First Ladies from the countries of these regions, UN bodies & other stakeholders in the first quarter of this year. 
On her part, the Head of the Nigerien delegation, Dr. Zaynabu  Hadari, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister, said the purpose of the meeting was to enable the First Ladies to complement the efforts of their spouses in the area of improving the health and well-being of the less privileged in the Two regions. 

The meeting will last till Tuesday 14, 2017.

Suleiman Haruna

Director of Information

Office of the Wife of the President

State House

Abuja