Mrs. Aisha Buhari
President Muhammadu Buhari's wife, Mrs. Aisha Buhari, says she has acquired a property in Abuja on which she will construct a regional secretariat for the African First Ladies Peace Mission (AFLPM), SaharaReporters reports.
She did not state whether it was a personal fund or government's fund that was used to acquire the property.
The AFLPM, established after the Beijing Conference of 1995, has been in the custody of Nigeria, with leadership rotating among African first ladies.
“I have successfully secured 2.7 hectares of land in Abuja for this purpose and the foundation laying (laying the sod) will soon be conducted in the presence of African first ladies,” said Mrs. Buhari.
She stated this at the Presidential Villa during a solidarity visit by state first ladies on Wednesday.
Speaking on the advocacy project for the improvement of maternal and child health, which is supported by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and implemented by Future Assured Programme in partnership with the state first ladies, Mrs. Buhari said it would come to an end in December.
The event was attended by the wife of the vice president, Mrs. Dolapo Osinbajo, wife of the senate president, Mrs. Maryam Ahmed Lawan and wife of the speaker of the House of Representatives, Mrs. Salamatu Gbajabiamila, as well as wives of governors and legislators.