Nigeria’s First Lady, A’isha Buhari, has urged appropriate authorities to conclude the employment of more security officers to address the intractable security problems facing the nation.
According to an issued statement by her Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Aliyu Abdullahi, she made the call while receiving wives of service chiefs during a courtesy visit at the State House, Abuja, yesterday.
The statement was titled: ‘A’isha Buhari charges wives of Service Chiefs‘.
Highlighting the role of women in nation-building, A’isha Buhari said as wives of senior public servants, they should support their husbands in realising the mandate to secure Nigeria and its citizens.
The First Lady also called for regular and timely payment of benefits of retired and deceased soldiers so that the affected families get their benefits as and when due; this, she says, will serve as motivation for the security forces.
Speaking on behalf of the wives of Service Chiefs, the wife of the Chief of Defence Staff, Victoria Irabor, commended Buhari for her motherly role and constant support to the families of security officers and personnel.