Aisha Buhari commissions schools for orphans, displaced children in Maiduguri

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Aisha Buhari formally commissions the Aisha Buhari Integrated School

By Ahmed Ubandoma

Wife of the President, Aisha Buhari, has formally inaugurated in Maiduguri, the Aisha Buhari Integrated School for children displaced by insurgency in Borno state.

The school, which was built and equipped by Governor Kashim Shettima is meant to provide an atmosphere conducive for learning to the children of nomads.

The school was named after  Aisha Buhari by the Borno Government in appreciation of her efforts towards providing humanitarian services to the victims of insurgency in the State.

Aisha Buhari with Governor Shettima and Nana Shettima, speaks with the children in the school
Aisha Buhari Integrated School

While inaugurating the school, Aisha expressed  optimism that it would provide good atmosphere for learning.

She also expressed the hope that the school would go a long way in ensuring better future for the girl child, especially the children of the nomadic families.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the school, which commenced operation on Oct. 15 2015. has 24 classrooms with 525 students.

NAN also reports that the nomadic school was established by the Borno Government to cater for the educational needs of children of Hanagamba, Mbororoji and Fulani ethnic groups who were displaced by the activities of insurgents in their various communities.

Aisha Buhari and Governor Shettima inspecting the primary and secondary orphanage school being built by her foundation

Aisha Buhari and Nana Shetiima inside the Modern Orphanage School
Aisha Buhari also gets an award of excellence from Governor Shettima

Aisha Buhari with the children

During the visit, Aisha inaugurated the Modern Orphanage School built by the SWOT Foundation of the wife of Borno Governor, Mrs Nana Shettima. It is meant for orphans whose parents died due to the activities of insurgents in the state.

While in Maiduguri, Aisha also visited the Government Girls College where she commissioned a newly constructed two-storey building of eighteen classrooms.

Aisha ended her visit with the inspection of the primary and secondary orphanage school being built  by the Aisha Buhari Foundation, for unaccompanied children, in the state.

She had  since returned to  Abuja (NAN).

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