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Maryam had vision for rural women — Okiro

Immediate past Inspector-General of Police, IGP, Mr. Mike Okiro has described the death of Dr. Maryam Babangida, wife of former Military President, General Ibrahim Babangida as shocking, saying “she was a woman with vision for the rural women.”

Okiro who was reacting to her death in a statement said, “her death is a great loss to the country especially the women folk.”

He noted that “her role as First Lady of this country brought many programmes such as creation of Ministry of Women of Affairs that empowered the Nigerian women. Her role and vision were inspiration to other First Ladies.”

Okiro prayed God “to grant her soul eternal rest and give the former President, General Ibrahim Babangida and her family the strength to bear the loss with fortitude.”


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