President Muhammadu Buhari’s wife, Mrs. Aisha Buhari, says she has
acquired a property in Abuja on which she will construct a regional
secretariat for the African First Ladies Peace Mission (AFLPM).
She did not state whether it was a personal fund or government’s fund
that was used to acquire the property.
The AFLPM, established after the Beijing Conference of 1995, has been
in the custody of Nigeria, with leadership rotating among African
“I have successfully secured 2.7 hectares of land in Abuja for this
purpose and the foundation laying (laying the sod) will soon be
conducted in the presence of African first ladies,” said Mrs. Buhari.
She stated this at the Presidential Villa during a solidarity visit by
state first ladies on Wednesday.
Speaking on the advocacy project for the improvement of maternal and
child health, which is supported by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
and implemented by Future Assured Programme in partnership with the
state first ladies, Mrs. Buhari said it would come to an end in
The event was attended by the wife of the vice president, Mrs. Dolapo
Osinbajo, wife of the senate president, Mrs. Maryam Ahmed Lawan and
wife of the speaker of the House of Representatives, Mrs. Salamatu
Gbajabiamila, as well as wives of governors and legislators.