President Buhari Greets Dame Virgy Etiaba On 78th Birthday

President Muhammadu Buhari joins family and friends of former Anambra State Governor, Dame Virgy Etiaba, in celebrating her 78th birthday, November 11, saluting her courage for delving into politics, and leaving a legacy of being the first and only female governor so far in Nigeria’s history.

The President in a message by his Special Adviser to the President Media & Publicity Femi Adesina believes the former governor, who also served her state as a Deputy Governor, set the pace for future possibilities for women in the country to start participating fully in politics and governance, and taking ownership in driving development that clearly needs more female inclusion.

As Dame Etiaba turns 78, the President notes, with appreciation, her contributions to educational development, working variously as a teacher and head teacher in many parts of the country before retiring and setting up an institution that continues to promote knowledge, discipline and good character.

He prays that the almighty God will grant the former governor longer life, good health and wisdom to keep inspiring and mentoring more women into leadership.

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