Things Learned as Aisha Buhari Visited Uyo
It is barely 12 hours after the wife of the Nigerian President, Aisha Buhari came to Uyo, the capital city of Akwa Ibom State. We now bring to you actions that surrounds the visit.
1. AISHA BUHARI’S RECEPTION CEREMONY DISRUPTED
The first official visit of the wife of the President, Aisha Buhari to Akwa Ibom State was Friday marred by a security breach caused by Senator Godswill Akpabio’s wife, Mrs Unoma Akpabio.
The incident occurred when the Mrs Akpabio’s attempted to usurp the responsibility of the wife of the Governor, warranting the protocol officers from the presidency to wade in.
While the door of the aircraft opened and the First Lady Aisha Buhari made to start coming down, the Enugu-born senator’s wife suddenly sprang from her place to shove behind Mr Emmanuel, in order to be the one receiving the Mrs Buhari to the state.
The senator’s wife had shoved aside the wife of the Governor of the State, who had been positioned rightfully by the presidential protocol team as the state’s first lady to receive the country’s First Lady formerly into Akwa Ibom.
This led to the door of the aircraft being shut as the President’s wife retreated and waited insides for another 25 minutes before the senator’s wife was persuaded to stop further attempts to ridicule the state by her actions.
Once normalcy was restored, the aircraft doors were opened once again as Mrs Buhari stepped down to a warm embrace of Mrs Emmanuel who introduced her to other Akwa Ibom women at the airport to receive her.
2. Future Assured Project Commissioned
Despite the ups and down that happened when MRs. President arrived the targeted project commisioning came to fruition.
Future assured according to the project website, is a non-governmental organisation set up with the aim of advocating for the well-being of women, children, and adolescents in Nigeria.
Ita Enang, an aide to President Muhammadu Buhari, told journalists on Thursday in Uyo, the flagoff ceremony will take place at the Nsima Ekere Campaign Ground in Uyo.
Enang, who is the Director General of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Campaign Council in Akwa Ibom, said about 1,000 youth in the state will receive interest-free loans, grants, and various forms of training.
He said the beneficiaries were selected across party lines after evaluation of the their applications which he said were submitted online.
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