The First Lady, Mrs. Aisha Buhari, on Monday hosted former First Lady, Mrs Patience Jonathan, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, where they discussed greater involvement of women in politics and governance.
The President’s wife broke the news, with accompanying photographs, on her Twitter handle @aishambuhari today.
She said they also discussed girl child education and Mrs. Jonathan’s pet project: “Women for Change”, as they shared the latter’s experience in office and her perspectives on issues affecting women and children in the society.
Mrs. Buhari twitter post: “Yesterday (Monday), I received my predecessor, Her Excellency Dame Patience Jonathan at the State House.
“We discussed my efforts with regards to the greater involvement of women in politics & participation of women at a lower level of governance.
“We also discussed girl child education and her pet project “women for change”
“I got to hear her experience during her tenure and listened to her perspectives on issues affecting women and children in society.
“It was really nice having her around and I look forward to having more of such moments.”
Both women had been on the politically opposite background ends during the 2015 presidential elections which pitched their husbands against each other, and ended in the election of President Muhammadu Buhari into office.
The women met last month at the 10th year anniversary of the death of Maryam Babangida, another First Lady.
A week ago, Mrs Buhari also received former First Lady, Mrs Turai Yar’Adua, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.