When First Ladies gathered in honour of late Maryam Babangida
Seven former first ladies of Nigeria and the current occupant, Mrs. Aisha Buhari, on Thursday, gathered at a conference in memory of one of them, Maryam Babangida.
In attendance were Professor Uche Azikiwe, Mrs. Victoria Aguiyi-Ironsi, Mrs. Victoria Gowon, Mrs. Ajoke Murtala Muhammed, Justice Fati Abubakar, Mrs. Turai Yar’Adua and Mrs. Patience Jonathan and the incumbent first lady. They were accompanied by Dolapo, wife of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.
The event, tagged, “Mother Of The Nation History Revised 2020 held on Thursday in Abuja,” was organised by Hajia Aisha Babangida, the first daughter of former military President, General Ibrahim Babangida.
Aisha Buhari shared some photos and a short video from the event on her Instagram page.
“I attended an event organized to mark the 10th anniversary of the demise of former First Lady, late Mrs. Maryam Babangida; the initiator of women empowerment Programme.
“I am happy to meet with some former first ladies at the event.
“The armchair discussion and the experience sharing by the first ladies were quite interesting and inspiring.
“While I commend the effort of Aisha Babangida for putting the event together, I would like to also suggest that Former first ladies should continue to explore avenues for sharing their experiences. It is hoped that this will enhance the Programmes of the next future First Ladies as well as shape the future of the younger generations.
Maryam Babangida, regarded as Nigeria’s most iconic first lady, was the wife of General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, who was Nigeria’s head of state. She died in December 2009.