Tuesday 23 November 2021


On the 22nd of November 2021, the 9th Summit of the African First Ladies Peace Mission was held at the Conference Hall of the Presidential Villa, Abuja. At least twenty First Ladies across Africa were present, while others were represented. I was there live! It is indeed heart-warming that the First Lady of Nigeria, Dr. Aisha Mohammed-Buhari is hosting the meeting at this critical time when many African countries, including Nigeria are in turmoil as a result of insecurity resulting from insurgency, farmer-herder crisis, kidnapping, criminality, rural banditry, etc

Photo above L-R: Ms. Ene Ede (VAPP Coordinator FCT), Dr. Dayo Oluyemi-Kusa & Alhaji Lai Mohammed (Minister of Information)
                               Photo above: Some dignitaries @ the event. Dayo is 5th from left

It is instructive that the President in his speech at the occasion said that 'women are well placed in the society to evolve strategies for mitigating conflict because they know where the shoe pinches - women and children are usually the greatest casualties of conflict/war...' At the post-summit dinner, funds were raised for a brand new edifice to house AFLPM in Abuja. We all look forward to the communique which would summarise the First Ladies' suggestions. Lest I forget, congratulations to Nigeria's First Lady for being elected the next President of the AFLPM...


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