Aisha Buhari
Aisha Buhari

Mrs. Aisha Muhammadu Buhari, wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, has stressed the need for women to step up to higher calling of leadership in the government and the private sector.
The First Lady gave the charge as the All Progressives Congress, APC, organised a one-day
Summit on Entrepreneurship and Leadership for South-East Women at the Nondon Hotel, Enugu.
The summit, which was convened by the South East Zonal Women Leader, Rev. Mrs Sally William Chinedu and other women leaders of the zone, had the objective of providing certain essential tools that would help women to develop their leadership potentials.
In a goodwill message delivered at the summit, Mrs. Buhari, who was represented at the occasion by the wife of the Chief of Army staff, Mrs Umra Buratai said she was honored to be invited to the first summit on Leadership and Entrepreneurship organized by the APC, South-East Zone.
She noted that Women Entrepreneurship had been recognized as an important source of growth, adding that women entrepreneurship could make a particularly strong contribution to the economic well-being of the family and communities.
“As we are aware, women entrepreneurship has been recognized as an important source of economic growth.
Women entrepreneurs can make a particularly strong contribution to the economic well-being of the family and communities, poverty reduction and women’s empowerment, thus contributing to the Millennium Development Goals, MDGs.
“As such, the need for women to step up to higher calling of leadership in government and private sector cannot be over emphasized. I believe this summit will not only challenge you but will provide certain essential tools to help women to develop their leadership potentials”, She stated.
The convener of the summit, Rev. Mrs Sally William Chinedu had in her address, stated that the summit was even more indispensable given the present economic situation of the world and our country in particular.
She promised to mobilize women from each local government and provide them with intensive skills acquisition training in diverse trades and profession.
Mrs Chinedu explained that they had to reschedule the summit thrice because of the challenges of putting it together, adding that they do not desire to have the voice of APC sound strange to the women of the South-East APC in 2019.
In his remark, Chairman of Enugu state chapter of APC, Dr. Ben Nwoye, had assured Nigerian women that the party would continue to accord them the recognition they deserved.
He said APC remains a party for the progressing,adding that it is committed to transforming the nation via its various human oriented programme and polices, anchored on its change agenda.


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