Efforts by the First Lady and Wife of the President, Mrs. Aisha Muhammadu Buhari to improve the lives of women and children across the country, especially victims of insurgency in the North East, has received a N60 million financial donation from the People’s Republic of China.
The donation was made in support of her pet project, ‘Future Assured’ which also focuses on issues of youth education and empowerment across the country
Senior Special Assistant to the President, Dr. Hajo Sani, who represented Mrs Buhari at the presentation ceremony, expressed appreciation for the support and goodwill of the Chinese government and people, saying the donation will judiciously utilised for the overall benefits of its intended beneficiaries.
Dr. Hajo highlighted efforts by Mrs Buhari to raise funds to support IDPs in Nigeria as well as refugees and other victims of insurgency across the West African sub region, especially among countries of the Lake Chad Basin.
She assured that the donation will transcend the borders of Nigeria. The wife of the President recently commenced a youth education empowerment programme, to help youths transit to tertiary institutions of learning.
In his remarks at the occasion, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of the People’s Republic of China, Mr. Lin Jin, said ‘Future Assured’ has made tremendous impact in promoting the health and well-being of women, children and the vulnerable.
According to him, the success recorded by the First Lady’s project in making a difference in the lives of the targeted groups and its humaneness is worthy of emulation.
“The Embassy pays great attention that its bilateral relationships should benefit people from all walks of life” Jin said, adding that ‘Future Assured’ needs to be supported in order for its activities to reach more beneficiaries.