Aisha Buhari, the wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, has set up a committee in Maiduguri that will assist Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the Northeast.
Mrs. Buhari visited IDPs at Dailori camp shortly after announcing the creation of a committee of up to 10 people who will oversee the distribution of relief materials to IDPs in Borno State.
Mrs. Buhari arrived at the Maiduguri International Airport via Nigerian Air Force 5N-FGS at 11:49 AM. She was received by the Borno State Governor Kashim Shettima and his wife.
She inaugurated the committee which will oversee the distribution of relief items to alleviate the suffering of people impacted by the menace of the insurgency. In addition, she decided to set up a 10 person committee that will distribute relief materials to those most affected by the insurgency. The committee will be comprised of women well versed in the issues of rural development and headed by the wife of the Borno State Governor, Nana Shettima.
''I am here today to sympathize with the people of Borno State over the loss of lives and properties by the activities of insurgents. I decided to inaugurate a 10 person committee which will distribute relief materials items to alleviate the suffering of our sisters and brothers who are affected by the insurgents before the federal government start reconstruction,'' the first lady said.
While visiting the Dalori camp, Mrs. Buhari presented some relief materials to nursing mothers as well as Shehu Palace where she thanked the traditional rulers for their support of the Buhari administration.
The first lady urged Christians and Muslims to continue to pray for Nigeria and noted that the Federal Government is winning the war against the insurgents.
In her remarks, Nana Kashim Shettima thanked Mrs. Buhari for the creation of the committee and stated that the relief materials will be distributed to the affected people by insurgents.