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Why I Believe in Nigeria Rebirth – Aisha Buhari

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Posted: Mar 26, 2016 at 3:00 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Yemi Adebisi, Lagos

Director, Goethe-Institut Los Angeles, Fareed C. Majari once said that no endowment made in the name of art is a waste, saying every institution of art should be encouraged and strengthened at all cost.

“We must beware of harnessing the arts for political goals, no matter how lofty they may be. This would only result in bad art. I am convinced that an environment in which the arts are diverse and thrive will contribute more to a human world than any kind of pedagogy. Therefore, endowments for the arts should be strengthened, not axed.”

Therefore, the bold step taking by Aisha Buhari, wife of President Muhammadu Buhari recently to assure Nigerians of a better tomorrow using the weapons of art must have gone a long way to probably redefine the realism of government gesture on the future of Nigerian nation.

Represented by Mrs. Dolapo Osinbajo, wife of the Vice President, Aisha unveiled the Nigeria Rebirth Art Project on Thursday, March 17, stressing that the project is aimed at making Nigeria great.

In attendance was the daughter of the president and wife of Edo State Governor, Mrs. Lara Oshiomhole and other dignitaries.

Mrs. Buhari, in her address said that the need for the National Rebirth had become necessary as the country was being faced with some challenges.

“The new Nigerian will make the country great as well as bring hope and prosperity to the country as a whole and to Africa in general. It will bring joy to us and generation after generation,” she said.

Objectively positive about a new Nigeria, Mrs. Buhari predicted that in less no time, every Nigerian would have equal opportunity.

“Indeed, we will not rest until every Nigerian can enjoy equal opportunities to their dreams, pursue and achieve greatness in various fields of their endeavours as people. The project will remind us that there is a drop and depth of greatness in every Nigerian. We are not yet there until all hands are on deck, we will achieve the desired change we all desire,” she said.

Born in Adamawa state in the family of the first Minister of Defense, Mohammadu Ribadu, Aisha was groomed in Fulani traditions and cultures.

She graduated from the Ahmadu Bello University with Bachelors of Arts in Public Administration and a Masters degree in International Affairs and Strategic Studies from the Nigerian Defense Academy (NDA), Kaduna.

She also has a post-graduate diploma in Cosmetology and Beauty, from the Academy Esthetique Beauty Institute of France.