Utilise your experiences to promote peace – Aisha Buhari tells ministerial aides
The first lady Aisha Buhari, has advised members of the Network of Ministerial Aides (NETMA) to use the experience acquired in service to promote peace, unity and development in Nigeria.
Buhari made the call on Thursday when she received members of the network on a courtesy visit at the State House, Abuja.
She commended the delegation for the diligent work throughout the eight years of the administration.
”Your group as Ministerial Aides network which was established in 2015 has demonstrated your commitment in governance.
”I therefore encourage you to utilise the experiences acquired in governance to promote peace and development wherever you find yourself in future” she said.
Responding, the leader of the delegation, Mr Isaac Bembe, expressed gratitude to the first lady for her commitment towards empowering women and youths in Nigeria.
Bembe said, the delegation was at the Presidential Villa to appreciate the first lady and assured her of their continued royalty even after leaving office.
”We are very proud of you Ma and we felt we must not exit the scene with our bosses, the ministers without coming to express our sentiments and those of millions of your admirers, who in person may not had the opportunity to do so.
”We wish you well and please be assured of the continuous love of our members as well as the Nigerian people.
In the same vein, the first lady also received in audience, the leadership of the Association of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeons of Nigeria on a courtesy visit.
The leader of the delegation, Prof. Anietimfon Etiuma, told the gathering that the mission of their visit was to seek for collaboration with the Aisha Buhari Foundation to advance the cardiac mission in the country.
”Because we need to expand opportunities for open heart surgeries in the country by having a coordinating centre in Abuja, So that we can coordinate the operations”, he said.
The first lady, while assuring the visitors of her determination to collaborate with the Association, expressed the need for public, private partnership (PPP) towards addressing the problem.
She said, the diagnosis, treatment and cure of the open heart disease require huge amount of money hence, the need for partnership.