Mrs. Aisha Muhammadu Buhari, while receiving All Progressives Congress (APC) state women leaders who paid her a courtesy visit on Monday, 5th March, 2018 at the Presidential Villa, Abuja identified the role of women as one of the important determinants of development in any administration.
Mrs. Buhari lamented the low participation of women in decision making bodies in the country, and called on more women to participate in politics so as to make it easy to actualize the 35% affirmative action. She called on women leaders to rally members to achieve this and encourage candidates with capacity for leadership and integrity to contest for elective positions.
She commended the women leaders over the unity they have exhibited, saying it has given her courage. “It is this unity that has led you to come up with a forum to speak with one voice”
She also called on them to continue to support the activities of the party, saying all the empowerment and medical outreach programmes she undertakes through Future Assured programme are not only to complement party manifesto but to ensure more inclusion and economic empowerment among women.
Also speaking at the event, wife of the Vice President, Mrs. Dolapo Osinbajo commended the unity among the women leaders and urged them to continue to show good example by managing the affairs of women in their states well.