- AYCF has hailed the wife of the president, Hajiya Aisha Muhammadu Buhari, over her resolve to put smiles on the faces of the needy in the country
- Yerima Shettima, the national president of AYCF, described the First Lady as a true patriot
- The group also said First Lady's exemplary quality is second to none
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The Arewa Youth Consultative Forum (AYCF) has commended Nigeria's First Lady, Hajiya Aisha Muhammadu Buhari, over her boldness and courage in telling the truth regardless of who is involved including her husband.
In a statement obtained by Legit.ng on the evening of Tuesday, May 12, the group's national president, Alhaji Yerima Shettima, described Buhari's wife as a shining example of a sincere guardian in today's Nigeria.
He said the First Lady is a guardian like no other, adding that apart from telling the bitter truth, even to the president - when his aides decide to be silent, she has a reputation for helping people who badly need help.
The statement read: "Nigeria's First Lady, Hajiya Aisha Muhammadu Buhari has become a shining example of sincere guardian in today's Nigeria. It is undeniable that she tells the truth regardless of whose ox is gored.
"The First Lady is a guardian like no other because apart from telling the bitter truth, even to the President - when his aides decide to be silent, she has a reputation for helping people who badly need help. Recently, she put smiles on the face of some poor families in Kano. No one thought she would come to the rescue of those Kano families when hope was almost lost."
Shettima said that no past First Lady had the courage exemplified by Hajiya Buhari in the history of the country by telling the truth without fear or favour.
"Throughout the political history of this nation, Nigeria has never had a First Lady who tells the truth in black and white and without fear or favor like Hajiya Aisha Muhammadu Buhari.
"Even the harshest critic of the First Lady would readily admit that, when it comes to telling the truth in plain language, she is second to none amongst Nigeria's First Ladies.
"It will not be out of place to celebrate this mother of the Nigerian down-trodden who has given her all, for the development of this nation. A mother who openly and in secret gave her husband, our President, Muhammadu Buhari pieces of advice on knotty issues of socio-economic development without fear or favour.
"Hajiya Aisha Muhammadu Buhari deserves a place in the hall of fame of Nigeria's political, social and economic history for being bluntly frank and having empathy for the weak and less-privileged in the country."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that Shettima denied a report which linked him to the threat of war against people of the southeast in the north.
It was reported that in a statement issued on Sunday, May 10, and made available to Legit.ng, Shetimma, described the so-called news as the handiwork of some unknown rabble-rousers, designed to dent the public image of struggle he has built for decades.
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