First lady Aisha Buhari: Distributes face mask to northern states
The First Lady, Hajiya Aisha Buhari, is collaborating with the National Directorate of Employment
(NDE) to produce 180,000 face masks for distribution to six Northern states of Nigeria as part of efforts
aimed at containing the spread of COVID-19 pandemic in the country.
Speaking on Wednesday at the training of about 15 women who will produce the face masks in Bauchi,
(NDE), Nasiru Ladan Argungu, the Director-General, National Directorate of Employment
He also said the face masks will be produce and distributed in
collaboration with the pet project
of the First Lady Aisha Buhari, Future Assured.
Argungu, who was represented at the event by the Bauchi State Coordinator
of the NDE, Ali Lawal Yaya,
informed that the benefitting states are Bauchi, Sokoto, Kano, Jigawa, Kebbi, and Zamfara.
He said each of the six states will have to produce 20,000 masks
and distribute the same to their people.
Still on Covid-19
He informed that the face masks are to be sown by women tailors in the
benefiting states within one week
“since they are at home doing nothing”.
“That is why we came up with this to engage them instead of us going to the market to buy
the masks,” Argungu stated.
Nevertheless he further stated that the collaboration between the NDE and Future
Assured to produce face masks is aimed at containing the spread of COVID-
19 pandemic and thus save the lives of Nigerians.
Meanwhile, Aisha Buhari is really concerned about the welfare of the people of Nigeria.