On Wednesday, the wife of the President, Aisha Buhari lent her support to the campaign ‘Nigerian Women Against Corruption’ as she inaugurated the event, urging Nigeria women to join forces against corruption.
The event was organized by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in collaboration with the wife of the President and the sub-theme was, “A woman, who builds her home, can tame the corruption monster.’’
According to Mrs. Buhari, corruption has eaten deep into the fabric of the Nigerian Society and this clarion call was for Nigerian women to wage a determined and sustainable war against corruption, which has been hindering the progress of the country.
Aisha Buhari also said that the impact of corruption was obvious in the economic, healthcare and education sectors as well as in the rate of unemployment in the country, stating that women are the vital instruments in the fight which she promised to champion.
She urged the 36 state governors in the federation to launch the programme in their various states, also emphasizing the need for EFCC to form a network of women groups to ensure an effective and sustainable war against corruption in the country.
However, she applauded EFCC for engaging women in the fight against corruption. Praising the virtues of President Buhari and his vice, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, she also stated that it is always pleasant to have a man of integrity and a crusader against corruption in the person of President Muhammadu Buhari as her husband.
Earlier, the wife of Vice President, Dolapo Osinbajo, described the day as a memorable one in the history of Nigerian women in view of their formal recognition as soldiers in the fight against corruption. Osinbajo, who described women as agents of change, urged them to join the fight against corruption.