y1WlEjNAYV3-K1WpS3N1_iK3Azo TaJuLa's Blog: Nigerian First Ladies and Their Pet Projects.

Saturday, 28 July 2012

Nigerian First Ladies and Their Pet Projects.

Na Wah for pet projects.

I remember Maryam Babaginda’s "Better Life for Rural Women"

Mariam Abacha’s "Family Support Programme"

Stella Obasanjo’s "Child Care Trust"

Turai Yar’dua’s "Women and Youth Empowerment Foundation"

Titi Atiku’s "Women Trafficking and Child Labour Eradication Foundation (WOTCLEF) for war against human trafficking"

Dame Patient Goodluck's "Women For Change Initiative"...

These "Pet Projects" have spanned over a decade and keep changing names, colour and wrapping sheet though the same package.

They have all promised Change,women empowerment,better life,fresh air and everything imaginable.Hwever one begins to wonder what exactly are these programmes all about?

Are they just avenues for First Ladies to seek relevance for their office,buy away time and have something to do besides trying on clothes,bags,shoes and bling-bling,have tea parties with their friends and ladies in waiting or are these projects actually touching and changing the lives of women out there?

Do we know of anyone or woman out there whose life has been positively affected by any of these Pet Projects?Or should these Projects be Scrapped by Government with the backing of the Constitution? What is your take on this?

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