Hajiya Aisha Buhari, the wife of President Buhari, has awarded scholarships to 60 orphans in primary school in Daura, Katsina State.
Buhari, who launched the scholarship scheme in Daura on Monday said the scholarships would cover the six-year primary school education of the beneficiaries.
She said the aim of the scheme was to promote education and increase access to the quest for education, especially for the young girls in the area.
She did not disclose the amount to be spent on the beneficiaries but advised parents to take the education of their children seriously, adding that education was the bedrock of national development.
Buhari also distributed food items which included 60 bags of rice, 60 cartons of sachet tomato puree, and 60 cartons of customised garri, to 75 women and some less privileged people in the area.
In his remarks, the Emir of Daura, Alhaji Umar Farouk, commended her love and concern for Nigerians. He said the First Lady has been consistent in discharging her responsibilities.
“We are very grateful to you for constructing a multi million naira Child and Maternal Health Centre in Daura,” he said.
Hajiya Zakiya Masari, the wife of Katsina State governor, also commended her for the gesture. Masari prayed for the well-being of the nation and President Muhammadu Buhari.
Alhaji Lawal Kado, the Acting Chairman of Daura Local Government, also commended the Aisha Buhari. Kado then thanked God for the well-being of the President.
Ambarut Sani, a female politician, lauded the efforts and added that the food items and scholarships would go a long way in providing succor to the beneficiaries.
She called on the beneficiaries to ensure judicious use of the donated items, stressing that the scholarship awardees would be monitored to ensure consistency.
Aisha Baushe, one of the beneficiaries of the scholarship awards, thanked the First Lady for the gesture, describing it as ”wonderful”.
Other beneficiaries who went home with food items and undisclosed cash gifts commended Aisha Buhari for her magnanimity.