A group known as Women Coalition Group (WCG) in Kebbi, has appealed to the Kebbi State Governor, Alhaji Atiku Bagudu, not to scrap office of the first lady in spite of the feud over the office among his wives.
Hajiya Fatima Mustapha, who is the state chairperson of the association, made the appeal yesterday in Birnin Kebbi, the stat capital, while fielding questions from journalists.
According to Mrs. Mustapha, the office of the first Lady during democratic regime is important as it caters for the women and children in society.
She said, “As a woman, I am duty bound to make a plea on behalf of all women in the state to beg the governor not to abolish this good office because it empowers the women folk and assist the children especially the less privileged ones”, she said.
The WCG chairperson explained that in all the states in the country, such office exist but wondered why Kebbi should be an exception at a time children in the state have started enjoying and benefitting from the humanitarian gesture of the wives of the governor.
“What Governor Bagudu needs to do is to sit with his wives and resolve the issue amicably for the interest of Kebbi women. I also appeal to wives of the governor to sheath their swords on the ongoing saga over the first lady slot”, Hajiya Mustapha said.