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Anti-corruption: I don't accept gifts as First Lady, says Aisha Buhari

By The Citizen
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Wife of the President, Mrs. Aisha Buhari, said, yesterday, that she has not accepted any gifts since becoming the First Lady and would never do so.

Buhari, who spokes at the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC's Nigerian Women Against Corruption Campaign flag-off in Abuja, said:  'Since we won the election, I have never collected any gift and till now I don't and will never. I know the type of person that my husband is and I have to do everything necessary to safeguard the name and the family name.'

She added that she had always resisted cash donations to her pet projects, asking donors to buy needed items for the beneficiaries of such programmes.

She urged Nigerian women to play active roles in the fight against corruption, insisting that all well-meaning members of the Nigerian public must rise to stop corruption in all facets of the society.

Buhari urged wives of governors to launch anti-corruption campaign in their respective states and be in the vanguard of the campaign to ensure it got to the grassroots.

In her remarks, former Chief Justice of the Federation, Justice Mariam Aloma Mukhtar,   admonished women in the habit of pressurizing their husbands into living above their means, to desist from the practice.

Mukhtar, who was the guest speaker on the occasion, said women who engaged in such practices led their spouses into yielding to the temptation of corruption, which hinders the development of the nation.