The Wife of the President, Mrs Aisha Buhari, on Friday expressed her love to patients as she personally distributed gifts to them 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 one Mrs Hellen 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, as the head of the home.
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, Malam Mohammed Bello, promised to improve the standard of hospitals in Abuja.
He, however, commended the president’s wife for her visit to the hospital.
Bello described Buhari as a great woman, with passion for Nigerians and the health sector.
“I am happy for the visit. You can see the happiness reflected on the faces of the patients and staff because of the gifts given to them for Christmas.
“I pray to God to empower you so that you can continue to do more in restoring happiness to the lives of the people,’’ he said.
Dr Ahmed Danfulani, the Medical Director of the hospital, exalted the decision of the president’s wife to choose the hospital to celebrate Christmas with patients.
He thanked the president’s wife for the gifts shared among the patients, noting that this has put smiles on the faces of the patients.
Across section of the patients, who spoken to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), thanked Mrs Buhari for the gesture, saying it would enable them to buy drugs to improve on their health.
The patients prayed God to continue to bless her.