What Aisha Buhari told Nigerian military

The Wife of the President, Aisha Muhammadu Buhari, has paid tributes to officers and men of the Nigerian military.

Aisha said the country could not pay them enough for the survival of the country.

Aisha spoke at a two-day national conference, organised by the Defence and Police Officers’ Wives Association, DEPOWA held at the National Defence College, Abuja.


She described, personnel of the military as “great men” who signed up to die for the country.

She said, “We owe you from the depth of our hearts.

“It is a great man that that can sign up for a job that can take his life. We owe such depth of gratitude which can never be repaid.”

The wife of the President was represented at the occasion by wife of the Vice President, Mrs Dolapo Osinbajo.

She further challenged women to join in the efforts to find lasting solution to the security challenges confronting the country.

Aisha was a special guest of honour at the opening of the two-day conference, with a theme, “The role of Defence and Police Officers’ Wives in National Defence, Peace and Way Forward.”

She said her advice to women was because “women are known as the ones that are able to encourage and gently assist. I like us as women to encourage the men in unity and love.

“Speak to them the way our mothers speak to us, let’s dialogue, let’s talk about it, let’s find a middle ground, let’s agree so that we won’t have war.”

Describing wives of military personnel, especially members of the DEPOWA as great women, she added, “women that are wives of officers are great women. They are great women, only a great man can sign up for a job that may take his life. A man that faces life and death everyday; faces with sorrow, faces with solitary life, sees the worst of human beings, only a great woman can be married to such a man.

“I know that the women of DEPOWA are great. They are the ones that handle the nightmare that the men have, they are the ones that handle the anger of the men.

“Their frustrations, fears, their pains of separation from colleagues. I want to encourage that those that help those who helps us also need help.

“The better and quality of help that officers and men of the armed forces and police have, the better they can defend the nation.”

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