Aisha Buhari Elected President Of African First Ladies Peace Mission
Nigeria’s First Lady, Aisha Buhari, has been elected as the 9th president of the African First Ladies Mission (AFLPM).
Mrs. Buhari was elected unopposed at the 9th general assembly of the AFLPM on Monday in Abuja.
“With all sense of humility, I accept my election as the incoming 9th President of the African First Ladies Peace Mission,” the Nigerian First Lady said in her acceptance speech.
“I want to sincerely thank all my colleagues for your continuous support and understanding and for entrusting me with this great responsibility.
“I pledge to execute my responsibility with total commitment and in accordance to the Missions laid down regulations.
“Your Excellences, Gentlemen of the Press, as you are aware the task before us is a collective commitment hence the cooperation of all us is needed for the overall success of the African First Ladies Peace Mission.
“On my own part, I assure you that I will discharge the affairs of my office with honesty, dedication and inclusivity.
“My dear colleagues as we conclude this Summit, let history guide us to ensure that the Africa we bequeath to our children today is better than the one we inherited.
“Let us commit ourselves to working together towards achieving a glorious destiny for all Africans.”
While declaring the summit open earlier, President Muhammadu Buhari noted that the place of peace in Africa’s development cannot be overstated.
“Indeed, I’m happy to know that your forum has been working towards promoting peaceful coexistence within the continent in so many ways,’’ he said.
Buhari pledged support to the resolutions of the AFLPM aimed at promoting peace and development on the continent.
He further thanked his wife for acquiring a piece of land on behalf of all African first ladies for the development of a secretariat for the mission in Abuja.
“It gladdens my heart to know that when completed the secretariat will serve several purposes including creating employment opportunities as well as generating income for sustainability,” he said.
The summit had in attendance the First Lady of Sierra Leone, Fatima Maada Bio, Zimbabwe’s Minister of Defence and War Veterans, Oppah Muchinguri Kashiri, Côte d’Ivoire’s Minister of Women, Family and Children, Toure Nasseneba and Mauritania’s Minister of Social Action and Children, Naha Cheikh Sidiya, amongst others.