By Haruna Gimba
The Wife of the President, Mrs. Aisha Muhammadu Buhari has decried the poor access to health care services by women and children in the country.
Aisha Buhari stated this in Abuja during a cocktail in honour of the wives of Heads of Mission in Nigeria at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, which was organized to enable her interact with them on issues of mutual benefits.
She said one of the major challenges facing women and children in the country had been lack of access to health care services, saying through her initiative, ‘Future Assured,’ she had been advocating for the improvement and promotion of the health of the vulnerable group in the country.
Aisha Buhari expressed her commitment to support all efforts aimed at improving the health of women and children as well as their living standard.
According to her, the need to interact with the wives of heads of mission becomes necessary as they promote social and cultural images of their various countries.
“I know as you all come from far away, it comes with many challenges, but for those of you who have been in Nigeria for long will agreed with me that, hospitality of our people will make you feel at home and see Nigeria as your second home even after your tenure,” she said.
The wife of the president urged them to enhance their unity to enable them achieve more progress and promotion for the interest of their children and women, adding that such unity would sustain the existing relationship between Nigeria and their respective countries.
The wife of the Vice-President, Mrs. Dolapo Osinbajo, described the occasion as an opportunity for the wives of the diplomats and the wife of the president to interact and explore areas of collaboration between Nigeria and their various countries.
Speaking on behalf of other wives of heads of Mission, Wife of the Brazilian Ambassador, Mrs Elza Lima commended Aisha Buhari for initiating the event.
She expressed optimism that the occasion would go a long way in strengthening the relationship among the wives of heads of mission in the country.