Posted by Boniface Okoro, Umuahia | 14 July 2016 | 2,247 times
Succour has come the way of 1,000 indigent Abians who have benefited from the Future Assured pet project of Mrs. Aisha Buhari, wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, being executed through her foundation, the Aisha Buhari Foundation.
Items donated to the beneficiaries drawn from the 17 Local Government Areas of the state by the wife of the President under her welfare progrmme include: 1,000 bags of Rice, 1,000 cans of Cooking oil, Tomatoes, provisions and other food supplements. The beneficiaries included indigent men, women, widows and the disabled. Abia State Governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, personally presented the items to the beneficiaries. He was assisted by his wife, Nkechi.
The items were distributed to the beneficiaries at the foreground of Michael Okpara Auditorium, Umuahia, where Mrs. Buhari explained that she chose Abia State to carry out the programme because of the special love she has for the people of the state and expressed her desire to bring more goodies to Abia through her office and Foundation.
Mrs. Buhari, represented by the wife of Abia State Governor, Nkechi Ikpeazu, called on well-to-do individuals to get involved and seek ways of helping members of their communities.
She said those who are blessed by God should see it as a duty to help others who are not so fortunate, adding that “it is the only way we can make our world a better place for ourselves, especially for our children and assure them a brighter future.”
Mrs. Buhari commended Governor Okezie Ikpeazu for standing by his wife and supporting all that she was doing. She added that she was aware that Mrs. Ikpeazu's Foundation was also contributing immensely towards the empowerment and upliftment of indigent and vulnerable persons in Abia and beyond.
The First Lady of Nigeria recalled that she gave Mrs. Ikpeazu a special award during a colorful ceremony at the Presidential Villa Abuja, a month ago because of her benevolence.
In his remarks, Governor Okezie Ikpeazu, thanked the wife of the President for her generosity and kindness to Abians and promised to always support the programmes of the wife of the President.
•Photo shows Aisha Buhari.
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