Mama Taraba Drums Support for Buhari at UN
By Ifeanyi Emeka
Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Mrs Aisha Jummai Alhassan, has used the occasion of the ongoing 62 session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women to drum support for President Muhammadu Buhari’s government.
The Minister who spoke at a programme organized in honour of late Mrs Theodora Oby Nwankwo, commended President Buhari for giving Nigerian women the opportunity to make their contributions in different capacity to national development.
Mrs Alhassan, fondly called Mama Taraba, stated that, “The Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government had done a lot for the women, adding that the president has a special place for women in the country.”
Highlights of the event included presentation of CSW62 Session Bouquet to the family as well as lighting of tribute candles.
Dignitaries present on the occasion were Mrs Amina Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General, United Nations; Mrs Fatima Kyari Mohammed, Permanent Representative, African Union Observer Group to the United Nations; Madam Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director, UN-Women among others.