Mrs Aisha Buhari, on Friday expressed her unhappiness over the
abandonment of one Mrs Hellen Agada, a patient with multiple operations
by her husband after admission.
Although, the president’s wife was happy to have met the patients and
personally distributed the gifts to them, she expressed her sadness
over the woman that was left by her husband
“I am not happy when I meet a lady who had several operations and her husband ran away and left her.
“I think men should have feelings for their wives.”
Mrs Buhari solicited the support of men for their wives and family, as the head of the home.
She advised men to always remain firm as the pillars of the home not minding the trials or tribulations.
She said she was in the hospital to celebrate and share gifts to the
patients, who were suppose to have been home celebrating, but rather
they were in the hospital as a result of ailments.
Mrs Buhari reiterated the need for prayers for the peace, progress and prosperity of the nation.
She wished all Nigerians a happy and prosperous New Year ahead, urging the citizens to remain peaceful and law abiding.
On his part, The Minister of Federal Capital Territory, Malam
Mohammed Bello, promised to improve the standard of hospitals in Abuja.
He, however, commended the president’s wife for her visit to the hospital.
Bello described Buhari as a great woman, with passion for Nigerians and the health sector.
“I am happy for the visit. You can see the happiness reflected on the
faces of the patients and staff because of the gifts given to them for
“I pray to God to empower you so that you can continue to do more in restoring happiness to the lives of the people,” he said.
Dr Ahmed Danfulani, the Medical Director of the hospital, exalted the
decision of the president’s wife to choose the hospital to celebrate
Christmas with patients.
He thanked the president’s wife for the gifts shared among the
patients, noting that this has put smiles on the faces of the patients.
The News Agency of Nigeria reported that the patients
thanked Mrs Buhari for the gesture, saying it would enable them to buy
drugs to improve on their health.
The patients prayed God to continue to bless her.
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