The Northern Governors Wives forum on 16th October 2017, inaugurated new officials under the restructured forum of the Wife to the President of Nigeria, Aisha Buhari. This took place at the Yankari Games Reserve in Bauchi State making it the 5th meeting of the 19 Northern States of the federation to hold this year.
The Bauchi State Governor’s Wife, Hajiya Abubakar as Chairperson, Niger State Governor’s wife, Amina Abubakar as the Vice Chairperson, Benue State Governor’s wife, Eunice Ortom as Secretary, Kebbi State Governor’s wife, Zainab Shinkafi Bagudu as Treasurer, Taraba State Governor’s wife, Barr. Anna Ishaku as P.R.O while Kaduna State Governor’s wife, Hadiza El-Rufai as the Welfare Officer.
The Bauchi State Governor, Mohammed Abubakar applauded the effort of his wife and the Northern Governors Wives forum (N.G.W.F) for their determination to improve on the lives of women, youths and children. His Excellency encouraged the wives of his fellow comrades to explore the natural attractions of the Yankari Games Reserve as it stands as one of the best tourist sites in Africa.
Speaking at the event, the Wife of the Bauchi State Governor, Hajiya Hadiza Abubakar who was the host of the occasion appreciated the distinguished presence of the Governors wives in Bauchi state. Her Excellency also appreciated the Wife of the President of Nigeria, Aisha Buhari for her leadership and for restructuring the Northern Governors wives forum, to serve as a platform for collaboration and cooperation between the Governor’s wives and also as an avenue to support the effort of our husbands toward delivering the change agenda.
Hajiya Hadiza further mentioned some of their initiatives as to impact positively on the lives of Women, Children, Youths and the Vulnerable in communities as well as Women Empowerment, maternal and Infant Health, Girl Child Education and Substance Abuse and to complement the giant strides of the Northern Governors of Nigeria to promote unity and peaceful co-existence.
The dignitaries concluded the event with a gala night filled with displays of some the State cultural dances.