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Aisha Buhari lauds groups on women empowerment.

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The wife of the President of Nigeria, Mrs Aisha Buhari has lauded Women Awards Championship International and Nigeria Aquatic Federation for its dodged commitment to empowering the women, especially the girl-child saying that every efforts geared towards making life better for the women should be encouraged because of its reverberating effects on the socio-economic development of any nation.

Mrs Aisha Buhari gave this applause at the Conference Hall of the African First Ladies Peace Mission, Abuja, while unveiling the giant trophy for the maiden International Women Swimming Championship organised by Women Awards Championship International and Nigeria Aquatic Federation in collaboration with African First Ladies Peace Mission.

The international sporting programme being held to honour the First Lady, Aisha Buhari and the 36 States governors' wives seeks to rural women and girl-child across the 774 local governments in the country.

Mrs Buhari who was represented by her Senior Special Adviser on African First Ladies Peace Mission, Hajiya Mairo Al-makura commended the groups behind the championship saying that their vision to empower the women was in tandem with the lofty aims of her pet project, Future Assured Project dedicated to efforts at making life more comfortable for the women and their children.

Mrs Buhari reiterated her support to desire to transform the women and girl-child, most especially the less priviledged to ensure that they are adequately empowered and protected for efficiency and be added value to the next generation. 

The First Lady maintained that she remain committed to breaking the existing social barrier against rural women thereby given a girl child sense of belonging in line with Sustainable Development Goals(SDG) as one of her core mission to all women across all strata. 

She equally commended her husband, President Muammadu Buhari for his support towards ending all forms of domestic violence against women and girl child in the country calling for further support on programmes and policies that would assist Nigerian women and girl-child to attain their full potentials

Mrs Anita Okuribido, President, Women in Renewable Energy Association of Nigeria who also doubles as the Chief Coordinator of the championship said that the swimming event scheduled for 2021 is being done to honour the achievements of Mrs Aisha in championing the cause of vulnerable women in the country through her various socio-economic development and empowerment programmes. 

Other dignitaries at the occasion were Mr Babatunde Williams, President, 
Aquatic Federation of Nigeria, International Women Projects Ambassador, Mrs Lucy Adewuyi, Hon Dusa Emmanuel, former Commissioner for Youths and Sports, Niger State.