Senators Wives Forum Joins Get Involved Initiatives, Donates to IDPs

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THE Senators Wives Forum, SWF, has contributed fortified foodstuffs and body care products for weaned infants and children to the various internally displaced people’s, IDP, camps located in various parts of the country.

According to reports, the SWF was encouraged by the launch of Get Involved Campaign of her Future Assured Initiative by Aisha Muhammadu Buhari, wife of President Muhammadu Buhari. The campaign, which has been rallying contributions from Nigeria’s populace to address heightened incidence of malnutrition cases in IDP Camps, prompted the SWF to get involved and supplied fortified foodstuffs and body care products for weaned infants and children to various IDPs across the country.

The Senators Wives Forum, established in 1999, is a friendly society sustained by individual contributions from its members. Comprising spouses of senators in Nigeria’s upper legislative chamber in the eighth Senate, it is currently chaired by Toyin Saraki, the wife of Bukola Saraki, president of the Senate.

Representing the Senators Wives Forum at the Get Involved Campaign grounds were Hadiza Ali Wakili from Bauchi South and Louis Gyunka from Nasarawa North Senatorial Districts respectively. They were accompanied by Inimfon Etuk, executive coordinator of the Senators Wives Forum.

In her remarks, Wakili, leader of the delegation, who spoke on behalf of the Forum chair said: “we are moved by the rising and alarming reports of hunger, starvation and malnutrition of our displaced citizens, especially young infants and children, and hope our contribution will go some way to alleviate the heavy public burden of care for our sisters, brothers and children in these displaced communities, as canvassed by the wife of the president, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Her Excellency Mrs Aisha Buhari.”

The delegation from the Senators Wives Forum was given a tour of all the products that were being showcased as the attendants took time to explain the nutritional values and content of all the products on sale before the Forum made its product selection and donation.

—  Sep 5, 2016 @ 14:15 GMT

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