- A lot of Nigerian women and youths are now beneficiaries of an empowerment scheme initiated by Aisha Buhari
- The first lady on Thursday, March 25, distributed start-up kits to the beneficiaries in a bid to make them financially independent
- This gesture which came on the heels of Aisha's recent return from Dubai, had started before the COVID-19 pandemic
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It seems that Aisha Buhari, came back from Dubai with a lot of goodies at heart for fellow citizens, especially the female folks.
At an event held on Thursday, March 25, the first lady empowered women and youths with sewing, knitting machines, and agricultural irrigation equipment entrepreneurship opportunities.
The initiative was conceived by the office of Aisha and started before the inception of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The president's wife called for more intervention schemes for women and youth from both the federal governments and private organisations individuals.
She went on to state that the skills-gap training ought to be complemented with a start-up kit.
Earlier, Aisha was reported to have returned to Nigeria after spending six months in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Legit.ng gathered that sources told the newspaper that the president's wife, who quietly relocated abroad after Hanan, one of her daughters, got married in September 2020, is currently at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.
The report noted that she was said to have returned to the country on the night of Wednesday, March 17.
There were concerns over her whereabouts during the long absence but the presidency avoided making comments on the issue.
One of Hajiya Aisha’s aides, Kabiru Dodo, finally opened up on the current absence in Jalingo, Taraba state capital, in December 2020.
Dodo, who spoke on the development while presenting some items to widows on behalf of the president’s wife, faulted the report that the First Lady left the country because of rising insecurity.