Aisha Buhari, Nigeria’s first lady, has said the administration of her husband, Muhammadu Buhari, can’t be successful without the help of state governors and party members.
The first lady, who recently expressed reservations over her husband’s political appointments, said her primary objective is the success of his government.
She said this on Thursday during a visit to Benisheik, one of the liberated towns in Borno state.
“What I am after in particular is the success of my husband’s administration and he can’t do it alone except with the help of the governors, their wives and all members of our progressive party,” she said.
“We thank almighty Allah that we have started fulfilling some of the campaign promises that we made. This is the essence of leadership; you make a promise and then fulfilled it. We thank my dear husband who made sure peace is returning to the northeast states.
“We are here with my committee members to flag off distribution of relief items to our IDPs who have returned back to their homes, we are doing this so as to cushion the hardship of our traumatized victims of Boko Haram and other related violence that have hitherto affected some parts of this country, particularly the north east.
“Now that peace have been restored by our gallant troops and our IDPs have also returned home, we deem it feet with my friends, associates and well wishers to assist our people with nutritional food items. I believe this gesture which will be extended to all parts of this country affected by violence, so as to encourage those still leaving in camps go back to their liberated communities.
“Like in the case of Borno which is the most hit states by insurgents, I have nominated wife of the state governor, Hajiya Nana Kashim Shettima to be the chairperson of the distribution committee, this is because I have confident in her that she will judiciuosly use her office to ensure that the items reached a target beneficiaries.”