The wife of the president, Aisha Buhari, on Friday distributed gifts to patients at the Kubwa General Hospital, Abuja, to mark Christmas.
“I am here today to tell you that we do not forget you. We have you in mind,” she told the patients.
She said she was in the hospital to celebrate and share gifts to the patients, who were supposed to have been home celebrating, but rather they were in the hospital as a result of ailments.
Mrs. Buhari expressed happiness while sharing the gifts because of the significance of Christmas which is synonymous with sharing and exchanging of gifts among people.
However, the wife of the president flayed the husband of Helen Agada, one of the patients with multiple operations, who abandoned her after admission.
“I am not happy when I meet a lady who had several operations and her husband ran away and left her. I think men should have feelings for their wives,” she said.
Mrs Buhari solicited the support of men for their wives and family.
She advised men to always remain firm as the pillars of the home not minding the trials or tribulations.
The wife of the president reiterated the need for prayers for the peace, progress and prosperity of the nation.
Mrs. Buhari wished all Nigerians a happy and prosperous New Year ahead, urging the citizens to remain peaceful and law abiding.
On his part, the Minister of Federal Capital Territory, Mohammed Bello, promised to improve the standard of hospitals in Abuja.
He commended the president’s wife for her visit to the hospital.
Mr. Bello described Mrs. Buhari as a great woman, with passion for Nigerians and the health sector.