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News - September 28, 2018

Aisha Buhari honoured with excellence awards in U.S.

Aisha Buhari.

Global Empowerment Movement Corporation, based in the U.S., has conferred on Aisha Buhari, wife of the president, with Distinguished Global Award for Excellence in Women Empowerment and Gender Development.

Mrs Buhari received the awards at the Nigeria House in New York for her efforts at fighting gender-based victimisation, human trafficking and for uplifting the women in Nigeria.

According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), founder and President of the organisation, Dr Blessing Itua, said the organisation particularly commended Mrs Buhari for advancing the causes of women and children in Nigeria through her pet project: ‘Future Assured’.

“Mrs Aisha Buhari, through her various programmes on women, young girls and children support, has assisted, integrated and provided hope to numerous victims of some of the societal ills in Nigeria, including human trafficking.

“Mrs Buhari, through her pet project, ‘Future Assured’, campaigns for women and girl-child education, empowerment and commitment to improving the lives of the people she serves.

In her response, the wife of the president said: “My driving force has been that of commitment and passion in this regard. Women have been at the receiving end of conflict, instances of abuse and victimisation all over the globe.

“I make it my responsibility to do the very best I can to give hope to those affected and to discourage other cases from happening in Nigeria,” she said.

Buhari was also conferred with the Honorary Citizen of Georgia Award from the State of Georgia.


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