THE wife of the President, Mrs Aisha Buhari, has assured a United States’ based NGO of her readiness to collaborate in providing humanitarian services to women, children and other less privileged in the country.
Mrs Buhari gave the assurance when a delegation from the NGO called: “Our Collective Future” led by its leader Dr Leong Ying, paid her a courtesy visit on Thursday at the Presidential villa, Abuja.
The international group, who was the first to visit the wife of the President in 2018, had its membership cut across Middle-East, Asia and Africa.
Buhari, who was represented at the event by the Senior Special Adviser to the President, Dr Hajo Sani, said the vision of the visiting team was similar to the mission and vision of her NGO: ‘the Future Assured’.
She also informed the group of her passion to continue in championing the course of women and children, especially the girl-child education, supporting maternal and child health as well as providing skills acquisition for youths through her Future Assured initiative.
According to her, since inception of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration in 2015, the wife of the President has provided relief materials and medical outreach to the victims of insurgency at various Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps.
According to the wife of the President, the strategy of the group fits into vision of our Future Assured initiative.
“We will also exchange ideas on where we can collaborate to provide hygiene, clean water for rural communities as well as support the physical wellbeing of women and children in Nigeria,” she said.
Buhari, therefore, expressed her readiness to cooperate with the group in the areas of the provision of clean water to the less privileged families in Nigeria.
Responding on behalf of his team, the leader of the delegation and President of KLYTEC, a technology and network service provider, Dr Leong Ying, said they were in the State House to appreciate the good work of Mrs Buhari.
Leong said that the group was seeking for opportunity to provide humanitarian support to the less privileged in Nigeria.
Also speaking, a member of the delegation, Dr Blessing Itua, expressed the desire of the group to participate in Mrs Buhari’s ongoing efforts towards providing quality drinking water to rural communities in the country.
While fielding questions from State House, Itau expressed optimism that their aim of providing water to rural communities will be realized, despite the huge amount of money involved in the execution of such project.
“We understand that every project requires money, but with our collective effort we can do it,” she said. (NAN)
– Jan. 18, 2018 @ 20:25 GMT