As a way to compensate the parents of the 276 abducted female students in Chibok for their loss, which occurred in April 2014, the First lady of Nigeria, Mrs. Aisha Buhari has donated N55 million to the parents and that of some boys from the Buni Yadi school.
According to reports, the donation is in line with Mrs. Buhari’s promise to give proceeds from her recently released book “Essential of Beauty Therapy” to the parents of the girls who were kidnapped by the Boko Haram Insurgency group in Nigeria.
“The day I launched my book, I promised that the proceed will be used to empower the parents of missing Chibok girls and the Buni Yadi boys. And I am here today to present a cheque of N30 million to empower the parents of the girls and also a cheque of N25 million to empower the parents of the murdered Bunu Yadi boys.”
Dolapo Osinbajo, wife of the Vice-President, also commended the gesture by the President’s wife. Mrs. Buhari gave a cheque of N30 million to parents of the girls, and N25 million to the parents of the murdered Bunu Yadi boys.
The wife of the President also spoke against the poor health access to health care services for women and children in the country, assuring the affected citizens that something will be done about the situation soon.
The 45-year old first lady is known for her love for beauty as well as for children. Aisha is a Cosmetologist, Beauty Therapist and Author. After the assumption of her husband into office as the President, Mrs. Buhari surprised Nigerians when she declared that her role as wife of the President of Nigeria will be limited to whatever is constitutionally recognized, promising not to overstep her boundaries, unlike the previous first lady.