AISHA BUHARI RECEIVES FORMER FIRST LADY, TURAI YAR’ADUA AT STATE HOUSE

AISHA BUHARI RECEIVES FORMER FIRST LADY, TURAI YAR’ADUA AT STATE HOUSE

The First Lady, Mrs Aisha Buhari, and former First Lady, Mrs Turai Yar’Adua, have met at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Mrs Yar’Adua came visiting with her daughter, Mrs Zainab Dakingari.

The President’s wife personally broke the news on her Instagram page on Tuesday, The PUNCH reports.

She disclosed that the two of them discussed gender-based violence, drug abuse and the development of the country generally.

Mrs Buhari, who also shared the pictures of the visit on her page, added that she got Mrs Yar’Adua’s perspectives on the issues, adding that Mrs Yar’Adua reminisced on the past, especially the years she spent at the State House.

She wrote, “I was pleased to see Mrs Yar’Adua in high spirit. We rubbed minds on a number of issues that touch on gender-based violence, drug abuse and youth development in Nigeria.

“I also got to hear about her experience and perspectives on these issues.

“I conducted her round the area of what used to be her former office and while she reminisced her time in the State House, she also inspected the pictures of former first ladies in the conference hall, which she initiated during her time in order to honour all the Nigerian former first ladies.”

It was Mrs Yar’Adua first visit to the Villa since the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), assumed office in 2015.

It is also said that she did not pay a visit to the Villa during President Goodluck Jonathan’s era from 2010 to 2015.

Former President Musa Yar’Adua had died on May 5, 2010, after a protracted illness, resulting in the then Vice-President Jonathan to assume full leadership of Nigeria as the President.

Jonathan’s wife, Patience, who took over from Mrs Yar’Adua, as the first lady.

After Buhari won the 2015 presidential poll, Aisha took over from Patience as the current first lady.

Buhari had contested the 2007 poll against Yar’Adua, in spite of the two of them being fellow Katsina State indigenes.

(PUNCH)

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