- Maryam, the late wife of former Army general, Ibrahim Babangida, is being honoured 10 years after her death
- At the event were wives of former presidents including Patience Jonathan and Turai Yar'Adua
- Aisha, wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, wants more coming together of the women for experience sharing
An exciting moment was captured in a set of photographs showing the moments Aisha, wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, and Patience, wife of the immediate past leader of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan, met at an event to celebrate Maryam Babangida.
Maryam, the wife of a former military president, Ibrahim Babangida, died on December 27, 2009.
Also in attendance at the event which held in Abuja were Turai, the wife of Musa Yar'Adua, who died while in office as president, and Dolapo, wife of Yemi Osinbajo, the current vice president of Nigeria.
Legit.ng learnt that Aisha Babangida, a daughter of the former retired army general, hosted the event and had Aisha Buhari as the host.
Aisha Buhari shared some photos and a short video from the event on her verified Instagram handle.
In a comment, Aisha Buhari called the late Maryam the initiator of women empowerment programme.
She expressed joy at the gathering of the former first ladies and urged that meetings like that should continue to enable them share experiences.
She said meetings like that would also enhance proposed programmes of future first ladies and help to shape the existence of youths of the country.
Legit.ng earlier reported how Aisha Buhari recently criticised governors and ministers over the rising insecurity across the country.
The report said the first lady claimed that the escalating level of insecurity in the country is as a result of injustice.
She lamented that it had become increasingly difficult for many citizens of the country to travel to their states and villages and live peacefully.
Legit.ng also reported how the first lady, during the Christmas in 2019, distributed some food items to Christian families in Abuja.
The report noted that those who benefitted from the gesture were members of the 'Our Lady Queen of Pro Cathedral' Catholic Church of Nigeria in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
Wole Aboderin, the special assistant on non-governmental organisation matters, the office of the first Lady, was reported as saying the move was to help less-privileged families as much as is possible.
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