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Aisha Buhari, visiting first ladies commission hospital in Adamawa

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[FILE PHOTO] Aisha Buhari


Wife of Nigeria’s President, Aisha Buhari, yesterday visited Adamawa State with five foreign first ladies to commission a maternity complex.

Aisha Buhari, who visited Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri at Government House, Yola in company of the visiting first ladies, commissioned the 200-bed capacity Aisha Buhari Ultra Modern Maternity Complex.

She said the aim of the project was to ensure that complications from childbirths are drastically reduced in the state.The Nigeria first lady said it was her desire to ensure that the awful conditions in the state’s health sector improve for the good living and prolonged life span for Nigerians, which spurred her to build the facility.

Speaking, Fintiri commended Aisha for her gesture in considering Adamawa State to improve its comatose health sector, pointing out that hospitals in the state have become death traps due to poor facilities and welfare of health workers.

He said the maternity built by the first lady at the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Yola would reduce pressure on the poorly funded state health facilities and reduce mortality cases associated with childbirth.

Ghanaian first lady, Rebecca Akufo-Addo, who spoke on behalf of the visiting foreign first ladies, said Aisha’s action was proof that she has a passion for saving lives and improving women’s capacity in the country.

She urged the Nigerian government and the private sector to collaborate with her and other well meaning Nigerians to tackle the health crisis in the country and improve the lives of women and children, as well as boost its economy and manpower capacity.

The visiting first ladies are, wife of Gambia President, Fatoumatta Bah-Barrow, wife of Niger President, Alssata Issoufou Mahamado, their Ivory Coast counterpart, Dominique Quattara and that of Chad Republic, Hinda Deby Itno.

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