Nigeria’s first lady, Aisha Buhari, has stressed the need for leaders to keep to their campaign promises, as she flagged off the distribution of relief items to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Benisheikh, a liberated town in Borno State.
Mrs. Buhari told reporters that the distribution of the relief materials to the IDPs was a fulfilment of a promise she made.
“We thank almighty Allah for the opportunity to start fulfilling the promises we have made that’s the essence of having a leader. When you promise you make sure that you fulfil your promise and that is what we are all after and that is what I am after in particular.”
Some of the items distributed by the first lady were some nutritional food supplements and some food items collected by the “Get Involved”’ programme, a component of her pet project tagged “Future Assured”’.
Aisha Buhari, who was recently criticised for her comments on the composition of her husband’s appointments, pointed out that she was after the success of her husband’s administration, stressing that ‘he can’t do it alone except with the help of the governors, their wives and all members of our progressive party’.
Speaking also, the Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima said contributions are welcome from all quarters to fasten the resettlement process among IDPs.
At least 350 families represented by the women benefited from Mrs. Buhari’s intervention in Benisheikh.
Benisheikh is one of the liberated towns in Kaga Local Government Area of Borno State where IDPs have already returned to pick up their lives from where they left off.