The wife of outgoing President Goodluck Jonathan, Dame Patience Jonathan, has pledged her support for Hajia Aisha Buhari, wife of the incoming President, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) in any of her successor’s projects that will promote peace and women empowerment in the society.
Mrs. Jonathan made the pledge during the inauguration of the Defence and Police Officers Wives Association Skills Acquisition Centre, in Abuja, Thursday.
She said, “I will make sure that I support my sister, the incoming First Lady, to make sure Nigerian women are safe”.
According to the First Lady, President Jonathan was able to complete his four-year tenure in office with ease because of the support he got from the military and security chiefs in the country.
She added that the security chiefs in the country were committed to democratic growth and were ready to sacrifice their lives for national unity and democracy.
Mrs Jonathan, who commended the service chiefs and women association for their support for her husband, especially during the Boko Haram insurgency, urged them to sustain the patriotic efforts.
The outgoing First Lady also called on Nigerian women to pray for the success of the security chiefs as they strive to make the country a safer place for all.
“I want to thank all the service chiefs and all women associations for their support to the President and my office.
“You have really sacrificed a lot to ensure Nigeria is safe. Don’t be tired but ensure that Nigeria is safe. Pray for their success in finally keeping the nation safe”, she added.