Wife of Nigeria President, Mrs. Aisha Muhammadu Buhari has charged women to come together to socialize and work for the unity of Nigeria in their different communities and associations in order to have a better Nigeria.
Mrs. Buhari who made this charge when she graced the August Meeting of Imo women convened by Wife of the State Governor, Mrs. Nneoma Nkechi Rochas Okorocha at Heroes Square, Owerri on Thursdays said the celebration is apt as it shows the level of maturity, worth and resourcefulness that women have attained.
Commending Mrs. Okorocha for her zeal to organize the forum Mrs. Buhari said the theme of The event which focused on women and their role in building bridges of friendship across the Niger provided an opportunity for women to come together to work for unity among states of the federation.
While calling on Mrs. Okorocha to continue with this effort, she assured of her support, especially in areas that have to do with women, children and the underprivileged as she has been doing through the Future Assured Programme.
Imo state Governor Owelle Rochas Okorocha in his address said Nigeria, although already a great country, must strive to be better in the no-distant future in order to meet the yearnings and aspirations of her citizens.
He further added that the movement to make Nigeria a greater country through the promotion of unity and peaceful coexistence is already a reality and Imo state is part of that movement.
Speaking earlier Mrs. Nneoma Okorocha, in her address, called on women to build and fortify bridges of friendship because as she said, friendship is a gateway to love, unity, tolerance and mutual understanding, which every society needs for survival and development.
Speaking further Mrs. Okorocha said the nation is passing through a moment which calls for intensification of this bridge building in Nigeria. While singling out the wife of the President as a recognized national bridge builder through her Future Assured Programme and commended her for laying the foundation of the Southern and Northern Governors Wives Fora, which today are building bridges of unity in the country.
The event was well attended by wives of state governors and associates of the wife of the President.