Aisha Buhari, Biya’s wife partner on women, children devt

The wife of the president, Mrs Aisha Buhari, said yesterday in Abuja that she would collaborate with the First Lady of the Republic of Cameroon, Mrs Chantal Biya, in the areas of women and children development.

Mrs Buhari said this when she received Mrs Biya, who is on a two-day official visit to Nigeria along aside her husband, President Paul Biya.

“We can also discuss on how we can partner to enhance the activities of our foundations (pet projects).’’

“As wives of leaders, our humanitarian service is like bridging the gap between the government and the people of the country.

“We do not have any constitutional role to play but our assistance will enhance the activities of the government.’’

Mrs Buhari said that she had been working hard to build her pet project, “Future Assured’’, with the help of governors’ wives and associates.

She said that the pet project was aimed at improving the health of women and children in the country.

She thanked Biya and his wife for their visit to the country.

Earlier, Mrs Biya commended Mrs Buhari for her commitment to improving the health of women and children in the country.

She said that her foundation would work with Mrs Buhari’s pet project, to better the lives of women and children in both countries.

“I am very pleased to meet you, Mrs Buhari. It is like a family matter,’’ she said.