Posted by News Express | 31 January 2019 | 1,175 times
Wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, Dr (Mrs) Aisha Buhari, will lead other notable Nigerian women and world’s most powerful women, including Michelle Obama, to the grand finale of Miss Inspire Nigeria Beauty Pageant 2019 that will hold on Saturday, March 2, 2019 at The Hall, Oregun, Lagos.
The Miss Inspire Nigeria Beauty Pageant 2019 will be giving out special awards of recognition to prominent women around the world who have excelled in their various fields and also celebrate those who lived their lives for humanity with a Posthumous award.
Speaking with reporters in Lagos yesterday, the Project Director of the pageant, Mrs Nkiru Stephen, explained that “the Miss Inspire Nigeria beauty pageant is one that is focused at engaging young women who can proffer solutions to Nigeria’s most pressing needs, women who are intelligent and compassionate about seeing a better Nigeria.
“Miss Inspire Nigeria is looking for women who are not just beautiful but those that are concerned about Nigeria, humanity, community service and their fellow women.
“Miss Inspire Nigeria 2019 is more of a brain pageant and not just a beauty pageant.
“It will be a gathering of invisible women who will be getting the support of the Queen Mother Ngozi Bunmi Osibanjo to facilitate their projects.
“The Miss Inspire Nigeria beauty pageant is designed to raise confident, elegant and inspirational women who would use the power of their inner strength and character to provide solutions to some of the challenges facing our country Nigerian,” she said.
On the awards, she said: “Our special Person of the Year award will be going to Dr. Mrs Aisha Buhari for speaking up about women globally and showing her motherly nature for Nigerian women while our ‘Icon of Innovation Award’ will be going to the wife of former President of United States of America, Michelle Obama.
There will also be Legendary Achievement Award to women who have succeeded immensely in their respective fields while posthumous award will also be given to our fallen heroes such as late Dr Stella Adadevoh for fighting Ebola, Prof Dora Akinyili, who championed the cause of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) and also the late Pastor Bimbo Odukoya for her community service and exceptional love for humanity.
“Miss Inspire Nigeria 2019 is aimed at inspiring young girls and women to look away from fashion, vanity, prostitution, drug abuse while they explore their God-given skills and ability to better their lives for themselves and their family at large,” Ms Stephen said.
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