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Published On: Mon, Mar 4th, 2019

Buhari signals more slots for women, youths in new govt

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  • Says Nigerians won’t be betrayed

By Lawrence Olaoye

President Muhammadu Buhari has promised more appointments for women and youths in the next four years of his administration.
This is as the President vowed not to betray the confidence of Nigerians from the last elections, saying his victory is a sign that Nigerians are satisfied with the change that his government embarked upon and shows confidence in his promise of its consolidation as idealized by the next level campaign.
Buhari acknowledged the significant role played by women and youth toward his re-election. The president said his administration would not disappoint them in the next four years.
According to a statement made available to news men yesterday Suleiman Haruna, Director of Information to Wife of the President, Buhari made the vow while speaking at the victory dinner organized by his wife, Dr. Mrs. Aisha Muhammadu Buhari at the State House Conference Center, last Saturday.
The President spoke of the abuse that Nigeria went through during past governments and explained why it had to take long to reposition the country back to its due course.
He promised to use the next four years to conclude what he had started.
Wife of the President in her remarks expressed happiness at the overwhelming confidence reposed on President Buhari by Nigerians, assuring them that he will use his second tenure to serve the interest of the masses, especially by addressing the huge gap between the rich and the poor in Nigeria.
“I wish I can invite all the 15 million Nigerians that voted for Mr. President to this dinner, but no place can accommodate you all. So let me say thank you and assure you that you made the right choice.” She said.
She also thanked the Women and Youth Presidential Campaign team, which she said, complemented the APC Presidential Campaign Council, as well as the Buhari Support Organization.
“Specifically, I wish to express my appreciation to the women and youth presidential campaign team that I initiated to complement the efforts of the APC Presidential Campaign Council. As you all know by now, the aim of setting up the team was to get women and youth, who form the majority of the electorate, involved in all the campaign activities across the country.”
She said this was a successful experiment that will be recognized in our nation’s political history.
Mrs. Buhari used the opportunity to call on all Buhari campaign groups to raise the flag on government whenever they observe the need to do so.
The event was attended by the wife of the Vice President, Mrs. Dolapo Osinbajo.
Goodwill messages were delivered by party stalwarts including former IGP Suleiman Abba, Brig. Gen. Buba Marwa Rtd., and Hon. Abdulmumin Jibrin. Dame Pauline Tallen, Princess Adegoke Adefulire, and Hajiya Najaatu Bala Mohammed.

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