Wife of Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan, Patience Jonathan has advised African first ladies to support their husbands to enable their successful leadership “to make our continent free of any form of violence”.
Photo: Patience Jonathan
Dame Patience made the remark as she received the wife of the Ethiopian Prime Minister, Roman Abneh, in Abuja, Punch reports.
The First Lady stressed the importance of such backing in the face of current security challenges on the continent.
“We should work towards supporting our husbands to achieve peace in their various countries.”
Jonathan’s wife also pointed out that “there is nothing dialogue cannot achieve” adding that conflicts should not seize Africa.
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“It is high time for us as African first ladies to take this peace initiative very seriously because what affects one nation affects the other. If we fail, we have failed our region, continent and the world. Nigerian woman have been praying, organising rallies and campaigning for peace in our country and we believe God will answer us.”
Mrs Jonathan also spoke about woman’s role in the issue of children upbringing and directing them to the “right pass”.
Jonathan’s warmly welcomed guest characterized the Nigerian First Lady as a role model for the wives of other African leaders.
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