Wives of military are agents of stability -Aisha Buhari

By Urube Peter, Abuja 

The wife of the President, Aisha Buhari has eulogized the efforts of military wives in upholding homes while their husbands are away, carrying out their constitutional responsibility to the nation. 

The first lady said this in her presentation at the ceremonial book launch, Title: “The Journey of a Military Wife” written by President of the Defence and Police Officers’ Wives Association DEPOWA, Barr Victoria Irabor, in Abuja.

Speaking at the book presentation, Mrs. Buhari described Officers wives as agents of stability and development.

According to her, despite that the military wives faced allots of challenges in their homes, such challenges even though traumatized, they are still up to tasks.

Aisha, who spoke from her own experiences as a military wife, said often times these experiences gathered can serve as guidelines and provide the necessary impetus as significance and relevance to women in the society.”

She affirmed the need to grow stronger family that are united in the society considering the extraordinary challenges being faced by officers and soldiers as a result of insecurity in the nation.

The first lady reiterated her believed that the book stands for justice to several issues facing wives of military officers.

The president’s wife therefore, recommended the book to all military wives and intended ladies as reference guide to their families in Nigeria particularly on the role and impact of military wives in the safety and security of the military.

She urged the Federal Government to consider addressing some of the issues in the book as a form of support system for officers and their families, such as Centre for visit for Officers and Soldiers, particularly for those on the front line.

Mrs Buhari appreciated as she acknowledged the huge sacrifice of the members of the Armed Forces of Nigeria.

On his part, the Nigerian Chief of Defence Staff, CDS, General Lucky Irabor, who is the husband to the author, ‘the journey of a military wife’ recalled what he got from the book, saying that though the experiences acquired has been taken into consideration to thinker and agreed with what an ideal officer wives can face.

He ceased the opportunity to appreciated his amiable wife for putting together her thoughts and make it happened beautifully.

Also, the Nigerian Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya said the book would undoubtedly enrich already existing literature families on how to surmount riddles or challenges associated with career and family.

Standing in for the Service Chiefs, and on behalf of Chief of Army Staff, General Yahaya,  the Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Awwal Gambo  said the carrier of military personnel and the great experiences inherent in the military community, that which was never publicly song, were their wives unparalleled support. 

The occasion witnessed large turn out of dignitaries; Mrs Aisha Buhari, first lady of the federal republic of Nigeria, Senator Hope Uzodinma, Executive Governor of Imo State, Mrs Maryam Abacha, wife of the former military Head of state, General Sani Abacha, Dr Daisey TY Danjuma, who chaired the ocasion among many others.

Also present were senior officers and wives of different associations.


A journalist by profession and I have been in active practice for so many years. A graduate of Political Science from University of Abuja. Maried with four children.

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