Hajiya Aisha Buhari, the wife of Muhammadu Buhari, President of Nigeria, has disclosed that all the items donated by her projects to the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) cannot be mismanaged because she monitors them from her bedroom.
The First Lady made this statement during an interview she granted to Your View, a show on TV Continental, on Friday. November 25.
While maintaining that her projects had not received any cash donations, the wife of the president said that the major per cent comes from her personal contribution.
The Cable quoted her as saying: “We are going from state to state to see what we can do to reduce maternal mortality, and we are providing women with basic things needed in a labour room.”
“A lot of women can not afford it and stay at home to deliver the babies and that is dangerous. 80 percent of the kits will get to them because I monitor everything from my bedroom.”
“I think out of all the contributions, it is only mine that gets to the internally displaced persons (IDPs) up to 85%.
“As the wife of the president, when I call people answer, that is why we have pet projects.”
The beneficiaries included indigent men, women, widows and the disabled.
‘We are concentrating more on Borno community because it needs urgent attention’, she mentioned.
When asked of her take on gender equality, she said:
‘Men and women are not the same, all we ask is to be treated nicely, woman are to support men’. On domestic violence issue she made it clear that, the same men that causes the violence will be used to stop it.
She concluded by saying:
‘One of the major factor that hinders women from speaking out when it comes to domestic violence is the fear of the unknown, every woman should be able to sustain herself’.
Items donated to the beneficiaries drawn from the 17 Local Government Areas of the state under her welfare progrmme include: 1,000 bags of rice, 1,000 cans of cooking oil, tomatoes, provisions and other food supplements.