Aisha Buhari to host African First Ladies General Assembly

Aisha Buharii

Aisha Buhari

By Ahmed Ubandoma

Aisha Buhari, will on Monday convene the General Assembly of the African First Ladies Peace Mission (AFLPM) in Abuja.

Mr Aliyu Abdullahi, Special Assistant on Media to the First Lady said Aisha is expected during the event to perform the foundation laying ceremony of the Permanent Secretariat of the Mission.

She will also declare open the General Assembly of the Mission, which will be attended by all delegates.

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Abdullahi also said that the event would feature a fundraising dinner to be attended by captains of industry, as well as development partners to raise funds for the development of the Mission.

AFLPM was established in 1997 as an umbrella body of wives of African Heads of State and Government to play a supportive role to the African Union, regional organisations, and national governments in fostering peace and reduce conflicts and their effects on the African continent.

The event is expected to be attended by the first ladies of Ghana, Burundi, Congo Brazzaville, Cote D`voire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Liberia, Niger, Sao Tome and Pricipe, Mauritania, Sierra Leone and Namibia.