Wife of the President, Her Excellency Mrs. Aisha M. Buhari has commended the activities of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for their global interventions to improve the well-being and livelihood of the poorest people in the world. She made the commendation while receiving Mrs. Melinda French Gates, the Co-chair of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, who paid her a visit at the State House recently.
Mrs. Buhari spoke on the need to have stronger support from the foundation as well as more productive and enduring partnerships with relevant bodies in Nigeria to implement reproductive, maternal, new-born, child and adolescent health (RMNCAH).
Mrs. Melinda Gates expressed her satisfaction with Her Excellency’s Future Assured programme for the way it is touching the lives of the poor and vulnerable in the society, and said efforts like these count in the individual lives of the beneficiaries of the programme.
Also present at the meeting held in Aso Rock were; wife of the senate president Mrs. Toyin Saraki, Hon. Minister Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, Sen. Lanre Tejuosho, Chairman Senate Committee on Health, Sen. Monsurat Sumonu, Sen. Binta Maci Garba and some governors’ wives.