Women Fight Over Food, Money At Aisha Buhari’s Anti-Corruption Project

Last Wednesday at the launching of ‘’Nigerian Women Against Corruption project’’, an initiative of Aisha Buhari, the wife of the president and Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC) to mainstream women in the war against corruption, some women were caught on camera fighting over food and money.

The photo left many Nigerians wondering as to whether women could live in accord to the tenets of the programme which aims at getting them directly involved in the anti-graft crusade.

To many, the fight over money and food shared at the event was just another level of corruption as it was understood to be accentuated by greed, one of the culpable suspects of corruption that has defied the simple principle of fairness and equity.

Hajiya Aisha Muhammadu Buhari, the wife of the president who officially unveiled the project’s banner at the Abuja international conference centre decried the toll corruption has taken in the Nigerian public sector.

According to Daily Trust, she attributed the instability in the provision of some social services such as health, power, education, unemployment and poverty to corruption.

Some of the resource persons at the event charged women to be upright in order to be impactful in anti-corruption war.
In his opening remarks the acting EFCC chairman Ibrahim Magu expressed confidence in the role of women in building a corrupt free society given their role as mothers- the first point of contact between the child and the larger society.

He said the change lies in their hands, and charged them on simplicity so as not to over burden their husbands which could lure them into corrupt practices.

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