OrderPaperToday – First Lady of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Aisha Buhari, was on Wednesday, present at the Senate to witness the laying of report by the Committee on Constitution Review at the Red Chamber.
Mrs. Buhari who was in the company of Pauline Tallen, Minister of Women Affairs, as well as Zainab Ahmed, Minister of Finance, Budget, and National Planning was ushered into the Upper Legislative House by the Sergeant-at-arms at about 12.00pm.
This followed Senate President, Dr. Ahmad Lawan‘s suspension of plenary in accordance with parliamentary rules, to receive her.
Lawan, in his remarks, stated that the visit of the First Lady was to show support for a bill to have more female parliamentarians in both chambers of the National Assembly.
He further mentioned that this will help in nation-building; as such significant participation by women will add value to legislation, as well as needed national development.
Aisha Buhari in addressing journalists after the visit emphasised female inclusion in Parliament. She also stated her expectation on the Amendment of the Constitution scaling through voting on March 2nd, 2022 on completion of the process at the National Assembly.
The report on the Alterations to the Provision of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria was laid by the Deputy Senate President, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege (APC, Delta Central) at 12:00pm.