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Aisha Buhari meets with UNGA President, Bande in Abuja

ABUJA, Nigeria – The First Lady, Aisha Buhari, on Monday, received in audience the President of the General Assembly of the United Nations, Prof. Tijjani Muhammad Bande at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

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She congratulated Bande on the victory, which she said was a sign of the respect accorded Nigeria by the international community.

Mrs Buhari hailed his commitment towards improving the health and well-being of women, children and other vulnerable members of the society, saying this commitment will contribute to achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) in Nigeria.

She expressed hope that Bande’s tenure will have “greater impact on the empowerment and autonomy of women, their socio-political economy and health status”.

Aisha further expressed optimism that Future Assured programme will partner with his office to ensure better health outcomes for women and children.

In his remarks, Bande thanked the First Lady for sending a delegation during his inauguration as President of the 74th UN General Assembly.

He declared readiness of his office to partner with the First Lady in areas of poverty alleviation, girl child education, inclusion, women & children empowerment, and gender equality among others.

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