Aisha Muhammadu Buhari, through her foundation, Aisha Buhari Foundation (ABF), has extended her ‘Mercy Mission’ outreach to two hospitals in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State.
The mission is an integral part of the First Lady’s Future Assured Program, which entails feeding and nourishing the sick and the poor in all parts of the country, embarked upon since 2015.
Only 5 days ago, the foundation was in Adamawa, where food items and cash gifts was donated to 25 groups, including the Christian Association, FOMWAN, Women in Da’awah, among others.
A statement by Aliyu Abdullahi, Special Assistant to the President on Media & Publicity in the Office of the First Lady, made available to Newsdiaryonline on Saturday, said Aisha’s delegation was in Ebonyi and visited the Mile Four Hospital, where the head of the Hospital, Mrs. Charity Munonye, conducted the delegation to the various wards for the donation of the food items and other nourishment.
According to the statement, the delegation was also at the Alex Ekwueme Federal University Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki where the Chief Medical Director, Dr. Emeka Onwe Ogah represented by the Chief Medical Advisory Committee, Dr. Robinson Onoh, received and conducted them round the hospital in the state.
At both hospitals, the kind gesture of the First Lady was applauded especially during an auspicious time like Christmas. She was identified as a champion of the needy and underprivileged.
Speaking on behalf of the First Lady, Mrs. Bilkisu Usman Halilu, said “the spirit behind the visit was to show support to those who are sick and to remind them that she is with them in her thoughts.”
She called on Nigerians to visit hospitals more often and show love to those who are sick.
Aisha thanked the Governor of Ebonyi, David Nweze Umahi and his wife, Mrs. Rachael Umahi, for their warm reception and for being the pillars of support for the women and children of Ebonyi.
Rachael on her part, thanked Mrs. Buhari for the kind gesture and prayed to God to give the patients speedy recovery.
More than 1,000 patients and other vulnerable members of the society in Abakaliki, benefitted from the humanitarian gesture.
The First Lady’s delegation was led by Mrs. Maryam Hadi of the Future Assured Program.