The First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan has declared that henceforth she should no longer be called Patience but ‘Mama Peace’.
She made this known yesterday at the Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa, Abuja, while inaugurating the Subsidy Reinvestment and Empowerment Programme Maternal and Child Health otherwise known as MAMA Project.
According to the First Lady, the message of peace is what she would be preaching until terrorism and militancy are brought to an end in the country.
She also disclosed that her Non-Governmental Organisation, Women for Change Initiative, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with some international health agencies and hospitals, which have agreed to build, equip and operate the best hospital for women and children in Africa.
The SURE-P MCH is a direct intervention by the Federal Government using savings from the removal of fuel subsidy to reduce the incidence of maternal and child mortality.
The First Lady said, “My name is no more Patience but now Mama Peace because I believe that without peace, there will be no more women, no more children and no more health sector. Without peace, our international community will be afraid to come and invest in our country.
“Peace is from the heart and not from the tongue or lips; not what you say but what is in you. We pray for genuine peace because peace is the key to our arriving at our desired destination as a nation.
“We are approaching the new year which is a year of peace, progress and so many good things to come. 2014 is going to be a year of no militancy and no Boko Haram because God will shower peace and make us take a U-turn from disaster”.