Aisha Buhari Visits Imo, Charges Women To Build Bridges Of Unity

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Wife of the President, Mrs. Aisha Muhammadu Buhari graced the August                   Meeting of Imo women convened by Wife of the State Governor,                                   Mrs. Nneoma Nkechi Rochas Okorocha at Heroes Square, Owerri on Thursday                 3rd August 2017 The event focused on women for their role in building bridges                 of friendship across the Niger.

In her address, Mrs. Buhari commended Mrs. Okorocha for her zeal to organize              the forum and said the theme of the celebration is apt as it shows the level of       maturity, worth and resourcefulness that women have attained.

She said the event provided an opportunity for women to come together                          to socialize, dialogue and to work for unity among communities. 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.

She also thanked the state Governor, Owelle Anayo Rochas Okorocha for the            support he is giving to his wife and called on other governors to emulate                      him in this regard.

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. She said the nation is passing through a moment which calls for intensification of this bridge building in Nigeria. She singled 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. She praised women for their               role as mothers, wives, peacemakers, caregivers, home builders and bridge             builders and called on them to use this power to bring unity to the country.

The governor of Imo state, 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 said 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.

The event was well attended by wives of state governors and associates of the               wife of the President.