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S’East APC Hails Buhari’s Wife Over Project In Enugu

Posted: Nov 8, 2015 at 11:09 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Emmanuel Nzomiwu, Enugu

The South-East All Progressives Congress (APC) has saluted the wife of President Muhamadu Buhari, Hajia Aisha Buhari, for flagging-off her pet project, Health Screening Project, in Enugu State.

The party also hailed her visit to the Catholic Priest in Enugu, Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka, to the appreciate his contribution to the success of APC in the last general elections.

Mrs. Buhari was in Enugu last Thursday, November 5, 2015, to personally flag-off her Health Screening Project at Queens School Enugu and used the opportunity to visit Mbaka.

Reacting in a statement on Sunday, spokesman of the South-East APC leadership caucus, Osita Okechukwu, said that the flagging-off of her pet project from Enugu in clear terms demonstrated her political sagacity, savvy and uncommon patriotism.

The statement reads further: “We are also enthused that Her Excellency chose Health matters which fall under human angle paradigm, unlike her predecessors some of whom embarked on showmanship.

“Thirdly, we regard her visit to Rev.Fr. C. Mbaka as a master stroke and an appreciation of Fr. Mbaka’s immense contribution to the success of our great party,” Okechukwu stated.

Okechukwu, however, implored Her Excellency to remind Mr. President of the collapsed federal roads in the South East, the 2nd Niger Bridge, Enugu Coal and other neglected federal projects in the region.

Hajia Buhari had used the occasion to assure Nigerians that her husband’s administration would usher in unity, love and integrity in the country and that Nigerians are in safe hands in the administration of President Buhari who means to safeguard their future through good governance.

She reassured that the administration of her husband was committed to promotion of health status of the rural women and the less privileged.

Mrs. Buhari explained that her love for the down-trodden necessitated the introduction of the screening exercise, especially this period of economic hardship when rural women lack the financial strength to access healthcare delivery.

“This health screening exercise will be attending to not less than 2,000 women from virtually all the 17 local government areas of the state” she said.

She added that volunteer health professionals would be rendering free medical health services to the women, adding that the screening tests include cervical cancer, eye check, diabetes, high-blood pressure and others.

“It is important to know that this exercise is voluntarily with all the medical personnel rendering services free of charge,” she said.