Wives of Nigerian Northern Governors have held their quarterly meeting in Yankari, Bauchi state.
They were welcomed with a short opening session which had His Excellency Governor MA Abubakar in attendance.
The ladies immediately went into a closed meeting during which a new exco was elected and wife of Bauchi state Governor H.E. Haj Hadiza Abubakar emerged the new Chairperson. Other issues discussed include updates and next steps on the ongoing program against Drug Abuse, advocacy on Immunization rounds going on nationally, completing legal framework and constitution of the forum and furnishing the secretariat recently given to the forum by the wife of the president H.E. Haj Aisha Buhari.
The meeting was followed by a guided tour of the Yankari Games Reserve and a gala night.
On the second day, the First Ladies paid a courtesy call on the Emir of Bauchi, Alhaji (Dr.) Rilwanu Sulaimanu Adamu. The Chairperson Haj Hadiza Abubakar solicited his support and that of other traditional rulers in the war against substance abuse embarked upon by the forum. Prior to this, the mothers had spent the morning at the Bauchi School for Children with Special needs where they interacted with the children and gave food, sanitary items and cash donations.
The next meeting was fixed for Kogi state to be hosted by HE Rashida Bello in January 2018.