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HAJIA AISHA BUHARI –– A ROLE MODEL ALWAYS IN PURSUIT OF THE COMMON GOOD

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Events that have obtruded themselves occur in various categories. End of year last December, we recognized some personalities who appeared to us to have acted very well for the common good. The recognition accorded Hajia Aisha Buhari by TERRIFIC HEADLINES as our Woman of the Year 2018  was not about any contention; but a mere innocuous recognition of dispassionate conducts, and consideration of issues for the common good by a member of the female gender in a position of influence. Hajia Aisha Buhari, is the wife of the president of the Federal Republic and Initiator & Founder of FUTURE ASSURED; an NGO that deals with issues of Education, insurgency, women empowerment, medical outreach, and protection of the rights of the vulnerable, particularly women and children.  Our society, over the decades has not really granted the female gender adequate recognition as the pivots of family units, whose roles are invaluable to the overall development of all societies. A Year 2012 Report commissioned by the British government describes Nigerian women as the hidden resources of the country. INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY & INCREASED ROLES FOR WOMEN: The global community is consistently pushing for increased relevance for women as enshrined in several Conventions on the Rights of Women; as a means of empowering womenfolk, removing all barriers militating against women, particularly inequality that poses a great danger to mankind. According to a UNDP Report, “Confronting inequality in developing countries shows that if left unchecked, it could undermine the very foundations of development’’ Therefore, ‘’investing in women and girls now will increase productivity in this generation and will promote sustainable growth, peace and better health for the next generation’’ EXCEPTIONALLY COURAGEOUS: I have an unfeigned regard for Hajia Aisha Buhari, whom I view as a woman of exceptional courage, who strives for excellence in the process of balancing her responsibility as a wife and mother; with that of an unofficial adviser to members of her household. And very clear and noteworthy is the fact that on those occasions that the wife of the president has come out to make open declarations, she has never canvassed her points on account of self-interest; but for the common good that have the potency of benefiting the larger society. She combines very solid backgrounds – her grandfather Alhaji Muhammadu Ribadu was Nigeria’s first Minister of Defence;  and her husband, President Muhammadu Buhari, a strict personality. I believe that her conducts should be…

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