With President Buhari out of the country, the first lady, Mrs Aisha Buhari accompanied by wife of the vice president of the nation, Mrs Dolapo Osinbajo attended a dinner at the presidential villa, Abuja.
The event brought out the political wives and important women in the new administration including the wife of new Senate president Toyin Saraki.
Also at the event was Senator Binta Masi-Garba and everyone of these astounding ladies looked stunning and ready for their various responsibilities.
Meanwhile at the dinner which she hosted for Nigerian women and youths as an appreciation dinner for their support toward her husband’s victory in the last general election.
She urged lawmakers for more female representatives and said that she was cocerned that the number of elected women in governance had reduced drastically in this new dispensation, saying that National and State Assemblies are the worst hit.
“This is not fair; we are not asking for equal representation but fair representation in governance.
“We must all make case for the fair representation of women and other challenges facing them especially the high rate of divorcees in the North and harmful widowhood practices in some part of the South East
She also cried out on the amount of young women getting divorced and also said that the amount of sexual harassment of female students in universities needs to be checked.
Mrs Buhari then went forward to blast out the news going around that she was kept in the purdah (Islamic seculation) by her husband during the last Presidential campaigns.
She revealed that it was her personal decision not to campaign because she needed to take care of her home as her husband was away.
“It was Asiwaju Bola Tinubu who talked me into it before I decided to join the train.
“I have never been in purdah since I got married to my husband.
“My husband is a very gender sensitive man with many daughters.
“He even allowed me to go to school and to cut the long matter short, he is the pillar of my success.”
Vice President, Mrs Dolapo Osinbajo thanked the women for their support and asked them to not stop promoting national unity.
Also in attendence was APC Women Leader, Hajiya Ramatu Tijjani, who said that the party leadership must ensure that they deliver on the change they had promised Nigerians.
In attendence were Mr Rotimi Amaechi, Mrs Toyin Saraki, Mrs Gimbia Dogara, Mrs Victoria Odigie-Oyegun.
While APC national leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, was represented at the occasion by Sen. Babafemi Ojudu.
Mrs Aisha Buhari and Mrs Dolapo Osinbajo had shed tears when they met with some mothers of the missing Chibok girls, and heard their stories.