Almost a month after replying his wife on the composition of his cabinet, President Muhammadu Buhari has sympathized with Nigerian women in the growing economic recession. President Buhari said women are the most hit in the meltdown period.
Speaking at the 32nd Annual National Conference of the Federation of Muslim Women’s Association, FOMWAN, in Lagos, the president also assured all Nigerian women that his administration is committed to ensuring good livelihood for the female gender.
The president said: “We wish to admit that the period of economic hardship that has coincided with our assumption of office till date, is a most demanding one.” “It, therefore, implies that the impact would be more on women, as managers of resources for families,” he said.
“I urge you not to despair, but pray and trust in almighty Allah, the only one that can guarantee the safe berthing of ships, irrespective of any turbulence,” he said.
He further said his government is committed to the welfare of all Nigerian women as shown the effort his administration has made towards rescuing some of the abducted Chibok school girls.
Meanwhile, yesterday, President Buhari said he had felt like absconding upon assuming office due to many challenges he met like an empty treasury. In agreement with the president’s statement one of the leaders of the Bring Back Our Girls group Aisha Yesufu in a tweet said: “Dear President Buhari @MBuhari Absconding would have been the best thing you would have done for Nigeria. Anyway yesterday died last night.”