Wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, Aisha has charged Northern women to go back to school and acquire western education to better their lot in compliance with growing global trends.
She gave the charge during the weekend at the closing ceremony of a 1,000 graduates of skills acquisition programme funded by her pet project, the Future Assured, a non-governmental outfit, at the Multipurpose Indoor Sports Hall in Bauchi.
“Any woman that is not educated will lose a lot of opportunities in the modern world. If you cannot read, many opportunities will pass you by.
“I urge you women to go back to school,” Aisha stated.
Citing herself as an example, Mrs Buhari who was accompanied by wives of Adamawa and Nasarawa states’ governors and top government officials, announced that before marrying President Buhari, she had her secondary school education and went to the university after marriage, not knowing that she would be the wife of Nigeria’s President one day.
She said N500, 000 billion had been set aside by the federal government to support women and youth and her NGO was working to ensure they are empowered in areas of education, health and skill acquisition.
She appealed to corporate organizations, politicians, community and traditional leaders to support the graduates so that they could stand on their own.