The first lady, Mrs Aisha Buhari, has urged relevant stakeholders to support the education and economic empowerment of the less privileged children in the country.
Buhari stated this on Saturday during inauguration and fund raising of MA’ARUF Foundation, an NGO founded by the wife of Yobe Governor, Mrs Hafsat Kollere-Buni in Abuja.
Represented by the wife of the Chief of Army Staff, Mrs Salamatu Yahaya, the first lady extoled the courage and passion of the founder in supporting the course of the less in Yobe State.
“I am indeed very happy to see that you have a first lady that has the passion for the well-being of women and children.
“Indeed, the determination of MA’ARUF foundation to embark on projects in the areas of education, economic empowerment and provision of healthcare services will further complement the efforts of the Federal Government.
“As well as my Future Assured Foundation in providing the much needed humanitarian services to the Nigerian society” she said.
Buhari, therefore, appealed to the stakeholders to join hands and support the foundation towards providing succour to women and children of Yobe.
“I also wish to call on all persons present here to please support this foundation,” she said.
The first lady reminded the gathering of the giant strides of her foundation had achieved in the Northeastern part of the country.
According to her, the Future Assured Foundation has impacted positively in the areas of employment, healthcare and well-being of women and children through advocacy.
“The Future Assured has been very active in past six years and has helped parents of Buni Yadi School boys that were massacre by the insurgents among others,” she said.
She therefore congratulated the founder for the wonderful initiative and urged her to sustain the tempo.