Aisha Buhari Asks Nigerian Youths To Explore Creative Industry

Mrs Aisha Buhari in a group photograph with some Corp Members and DG of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC).

 

Wife of the President, Mrs Aisha Buhari, has charged Nigerian youths to explore the creative industry which she described as lucrative and youth-driven.

She explained that Nigeria’s “music, movies, arts, ICT and other creative endeavors offer great and lucrative opportunities,” for every Nigerian to explore.

According to her, these sectors are youth-driven and corp members should “please take full advantage of these opportunities.”

Mrs Buhari said this on Sunday during a dinner organised for the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Contingent on the recent National Day parade.

She commended the NYSC members for giving Nigerians a memorable 60th independence anniversary during the National Day parade, noting that such stellar performance leads to great success in the future.

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Minister of Women Affairs, Dame Pauline Tallen, also at the occasion, commended President Muhammadu Buhari for doing a lot through the Social Investment Programme; she highlighted the most recent, the N75b National Youth Investment Fund, designed to finance youth-led innovations.

Director-General of NYSC, Brigadier-General Shuaibu Ibrahim reaffirmed the commitment of the scheme to justifying the government’s huge investment and spoke glowingly of the role of the scheme in important sectors like education, health, and agriculture as well as strategic national programmes like election, immunization, and SDG Advocacy.

Aisha Buhari Returns From UAE Medical Trip, Advocates Improved Healthcare Services

This picture, released on August 22, 2020, shows the First Lady, Aisha Buhari, arriving the country from Dubai.
This picture, released on August 22, 2020, shows the First Lady, Aisha Buhari, arriving the country from Dubai.

 

Nigeria’s First Lady, Aisha Buhari, on Saturday announced her return from medical treatment in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), while calling for healthcare providers to improve the capacity of the country’s health sector and reduce foreign medical trips.

In a statement signed by her and obtained by Channels Television, the First Lady said healthcare providers should take advantage of the Federal Government’s N100bn credit support for the health sector in order to ramp up capacity.

Channels Television had earlier reported Mrs. Buhari’s exit from the country on August 8, although her office did not confirm the news at the time.

Officials of the Nigerian Airforce pose with First Lady, Aisha Buhari, in this photo released on August 22, 2020.
Officials of the Nigerian Airforce pose with First Lady, Aisha Buhari, in this photo released on August 22, 2020.

 

In her Saturday statement, Mrs Buhari thanked Nigerians for their prayers and well-wishes and also extended gratitude to the men and women of the Nigerian Airforce who facilitated her journey back to Nigeria.

 

READ MRS BUHARI’S FULL STATEMENT:

I want to use this opportunity to thank all Nigerians for their prayers and well wishes while I was away for medical treatment in the United Arabs Emirates (UAE). I am well now and fully recovered and had since returned back home, Nigeria.

On our way back, the Nigerian Airforce Flight encountered a violent clear air turbulence which was navigated safely and professionally by the Captain and crew of the Flight.

I want to commend and appreciate the courage and professionalism of the Captain and his crew, the wonderful gallant service men and women of the entire Nigerian Airforce for their dedication to duty and the quality of maintainance of its Fleet.

I recall hosting the private healthcare Providers earlier in the year and we had a very productive engagement where the issue of building the capacity of Nigeria health sector was the major focus, and funding was discovered to be the major challenge.

I therefore call on the healthcare providers to take the advantage of the Federal Government’s initiative through the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) guidelines for the operation of NGN100 Billion Credit Support for the Healthcare Sector as was released recently contained in a circular dated March 25, 2020 to the Commercial Banks. This will no doubt help in building and expanding the capacity of the Nigerian health sector and ultimately reduce medical trips and tourism outside the Country.

Once again, I thank our frontline workers, and all Nigerians for their steadfast as we navigate the challenges facing the entire world.

Aisha Muhammadu Buhari
First Lady, Federal Republic of Nigeria
August 22, 2020

Aisha Buhari Reportedly Seeks Medical Treatment In UAE

Mrs Aisha Buhari

 

The First Lady, Mrs Aisha Buhari is reported to have travelled out of the country to Dubai, in the United Arab Emirate for undisclosed reasons.

Although the office of the First Lady could not confirm the reason for her trip, there are strong indications that Mrs Buhari may be receiving medical attention in the Arab country.

The First Lady who was last seen in public during the Eid-el-Kabir prayers with her family at the villa reportedly left the country after the celebration.

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She was said to have gone on 14 days isolation after visiting the Lagos home of Mrs Florence Ajimobi, the wife of former Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi who died of COVID-19 complications.

However, after the isolation, the president’s wife reportedly continued to experience the pains, prompting the Dubai trip.

State House Shooting: Umar Faults Aisha Buhari’s Alleged Role In Incident

Mr Sanni Umar speaks during an interview on Sunrise Daily on June 15, 2020.

 

A member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Sanni Umar, has faulted the role of the First Lady, Mrs. Aisha Buhari in the incident that led to the recent shooting at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.

Reacting to the incident during his appearance on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily on Monday, he noted that it was not the duty of the President’s wife to quarantine anyone but that of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

“If we are talking about the quarantine, we are talking about the NCDC. I don’t know how the wife of Mr. President will become a member of NCDC who will now go to quarantine somebody because the person has travelled to Lagos,” said Umar who was a media adviser to former Vice President Namadi Sambo.

The shooting at the Presidential Villa is said to be a fallout of an incident on Thursday involving the fist lady, some of her children and security aides, as well as a personal assistant to the President.

The President’s aide reportedly returned from Lagos and was said to have been challenged by the President’s wife and others who asked him to proceed on self-isolation for 14 days, to save the President and his family from the danger of COVID-19.

 

In an attempt to apprehend the President’s assistant, Mrs. Buhari’s aide allegedly released some gunshots, an incident that led to his arrests and other security aides at the scene.

While Mrs. Buhari has called for the release of her security aides in detention, Umar condemned the incident.

As a former resident of the Villa, he noted that there could be gunshots due to external aggression but indiscriminate shootings to raise tension and cause chaos must be condemned.

“I appreciate her (Mrs Buhari’s) concern because the person works with her husband and she doesn’t want her husband to be infected, but there are ways to go about it.

“She can as well request the relevant agencies to take necessary actions to address the matter. But for her to take the issue personally and execute the action is very wrong and it is completely outside the known protocol,” the former PDP presidential campaign spokesperson added.

On his part, the President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, said the police were investigating the incident.

Although he did not speak about the alleged role of the first lady in the incident, Shehu stated that the police were expected to make the outcome of the investigation public.

He also explained the rationale behind the movement of staff of the Presidential Villa from Abuja to other states, stressing that such was done in line with the guidelines of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 and the NCDC.

“They (the police) are the professionals, they know what to look for; they know what to ask and it is up to them,” the President’s aide said.

He added, “He (Buhari) has not placed any restriction on this investigation; he has given them the freedom to go and do their work.

“So, I don’t think it is appropriate for people to make any closures as to what will happen and what will not happen.”

Aisha Buhari Demands Release Of Staff In Police Custody

A file photo of the First Lady, Mrs Aisha Buhari.

 

 

The First Lady, Mrs Aisha Buhari, has called for the release of her assigned staff who are still in police custody.

She made the call via her Twitter handle on Friday, although she did not state why her aides were detained.

Mrs Buhari told the Inspector General of Police to ensure the release of the detained persons, stressing that they could be exposed to COVID-19 while in custody.

According to her, it is no longer a doubt that COVID-19 is real and still very much around in the country.

The first lady asked relevant authorities to enforce the Quarantine Act signed by President Muhammadu Buhari.

She also urged them to ensure that one was found violating the law and the guidelines of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

Mrs Buhari called on the police to ensure that the erring persons should be brought to justice accordingly without fear or prejudice.

Read the tweets by the President’s wife below:

Aisha Buhari Commends Former First Ladies For Making Donations In Fight Against COVID-19

 

First Lady Aisha Buhari on Thursday posted a goodwill message on her social media handles appreciating former first ladies for their support to Nigeria’s fight against COVID-19 pandemic.

She appreciated the former first ladies, which include the immediate past, Patience Jonathan for donating essential items including an isolation center, PPEs and medications.

She added that the donated items will be utilised and distributed appropriately.

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“I would like to express my appreciation to all those who responded to our call through my GET INVOLVED INITIATIVE to contribute towards the fight against COVID-19.

“I thank Nigerians particularly all Former First Ladies for their Goodwill and some contributions in kind especially Dame Patience Jonathan for willingly releasing her hospital that’s in court but still under her possession to be used as a COVID-19 isolation center TEMPORARILY.

“All the donated items including hospital beds, bedsheets, Personal Protective Equipment-PPE and medications will be distributed immediately to centres where they will be utilized appropriately. It is my ernest prayers for the end of this global pandemic,” she said.
Cases of the novel coronavirus is on the rise, daily in Nigeria. According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) is on the rise with a total number of 873 cases recorded as at April 22, 2020.

COVID-19: Buhari’s Daughter Returns From Isolation, Reunites With Family

Mrs Aisha Buhari embraces her daughter who just returned from isolation on April 2, 2020. Photo: [email protected]

 

 

One of the daughters of President Muhammadu Buhari has reunited with her family after she returned from isolation.

The lady, whose name was not disclosed, reunited with her family on Thursday after she went into isolation for 14 days, following her return to the country.

A media aide to Mrs Aisha Buhari, Aliyu Abdullahi, revealed this in a statement.

He explained that the isolation was done in line with the protocol of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), to ascertain the health status of returning travellers on coronavirus (COVID-19).

The President’s daughter, according to Abdullahi, is normal, very healthy, and well at the end of the isolation period.

He added that she reunited with her family on Thursday afternoon and was personally received by her mother, the first lady.

“The lesson here for Nigerians and other parents to learn is that this is a child with all the privileges one can ever think to have in the country, but the parents and the daughter insisted in following the NCDC protocol,” Abdullahi said.

Elated Aisha who could not also hide her joy took to Twitter to share the news of her daughter’s return.

She also prayed for a speedy recovery for those who have tested positive for coronavirus in the country, as the total confirmed cases of COVID-19 rose to 184.

See the first lady’s tweet below:

Aisha Buhari Seeks Total Lockdown Amid Coronavirus Threat

 

Mrs Aisha Buhari

 

The wife of the President, Aisha Buhari, is seeking a total lockdown of the country amid the coronavirus outbreak.

Aisha Buhari revealed this in a tweet on Monday, where she commended the state governors for closing down schools.

She said, “It is commendable that state governors have closed down schools.

“However, this could be counterproductive if parents are still going to work.

“We should not isolate students and expose their parents.

“Let us remember that they will meet at home”.
#TotalLockDown
#StayAtHome

See Tweet Below:

Her comments come a few hours after Nigeria recorded its first death from the virus.

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The deceased was a 67-year-old male who returned home following medical treatment in the UK.

COVID-19: Aisha Buhari Shuts Down Office, Daughter In Self-Quarantine

Mrs. Aisha Buhari

 

The wife of the President, Aisha Buhari has shut down her office following the outbreak of the coronavirus in the country.

Mrs. Buhari also said that her daughter, who recently returned from the United Kingdom, being among the high-burden countries, is in self-isolation.

In a statement on Thursday, the wife of the President said, “Earlier today my daughter returned from the UK being among the high burden listed countries of COVID-19.

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“Based on the advice of the Hon. Minister Of Health, Presidential Taskforce on COVID – 19 and that of NCDC, She is on Self Isolation, not because she displayed any symptoms of the COVID-19.

“Please, I urge all parents to do the same if possible as prevention is better than cure.

“Similarly, I have shut down my office for two weeks with immediate effect while essential staff can work from home as a result of some Staff who recently returned from the UK.

“I commend the North-Western Governors including Niger and Kwara on preventive measures taken to curb the spread of COVID-19 at their security meeting yesterday in Kaduna.”

She called on Nigerians to “keep following the advice of the Federal Ministry of Health and the NCDC,” expressing hopes that “We will overcome the COVID-19 pandemic if we all take the necessary precautions at the same time!”

See Her Tweet Below:

Pay Attention To Your Children, Aisha Buhari Tells Nigerian Women

Aisha Buhari Asks Nigerians To Support Girl Child Education
File photo of Aisha Buhari

 

Wife of the President, Aisha Buhari, has called on Nigerian women to pay more attention to the well-being of their children. 

In a statement issued on Sunday to commemorate the 2020 International Women’s Day, Aisha noted that women play crucial roles in making the world a better place.

According to her, the day is not just a time to celebrate women’s achievement but a reminder of the need for them to keep playing those important roles in making the world better.

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She said: “The occasion of International Women’s Day is not only meant to celebrate our achievements but to remind us of the need to continue playing those crucial roles towards making the world a better place for humanity.”

The wife of the president, therefore called on “Nigerian Women as mothers to pay more attention to children’s wellbeing in our changing society.

“As mothers, wives, sisters, role models and equal stakeholders in project humanity, we look forward to more opportunities for the realization of our full potentials for an equitable, just and prosperous society,” she explained.

Family Is Essential For National Attitudinal Change, Says Buhari

 

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that the family is essential for the national attitudinal change needed for the country to develop.

The President said only stable families can make meaningful contributions to a stable society.

He made the remarks at a joint national conference on repositioning the Muslim family for national development organized by the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs in conjunction with Future Assured Initiative which held on Thursday at the banquet hall of the State House in Abuja.

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According to President Buhari, poverty alleviation is essential to safeguarding the sanctity of families.

He applauded the future assured initiative for its work which he says will be replicated in all states of the country.

Earlier on, the Sultan of Sokoto and Emir of Kano had asked President Buhari to ensure the resolutions met at the event are enforced by state governments.

The President said he will do so after reading through the recommendations by resource persons for the program on curbing marital discord and divorce.

At the event, First Lady Aisha Buhari also said she is committed to doing more through Future Assured to combat social vices caused by destabilized families especially the Almajiri problem.

The Future Assured Initiative is run by the First Lady Aisha Buhari and has been running marriage seminars for years across the country.

Aisha Buhari Hosts Patience Jonathan At Presidential Villa

 

The First Lady, Mrs Aisha Buhari on Monday hosted her predecessor, Mrs Patience Jonathan at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.

Mrs Buhari in a post on her verified Instagram handle revealed some of the details of their discussions which centered on women’s participation in politics, girl-child education and Mrs Jonathan’s pet project, ‘Women for Change’.

She added that Mrs Jonathan shared her experience during her tenure and her perspectives on issues affecting women and children in the society.

Read her full post below…

“Yesterday, I received my predecessor, Her Excellency Dame Patience Jonathan at the State House.

“We discussed my efforts with regards to greater involvement of women in politics & participation of women at lower level of governance.

“We also discussed girl child education and her pet project “women for change”

“I got to hear her experience during her tenure and listened to her perspectives on issues affecting women and children in society.

“It was really nice having her around and I look forward to having more of such moments.”