Buhari hails Virginia Etiaba, Nigeria’s first female gov @801 min read
President Muhammadu Buhari has shared the joy of the memorable occasion with the family and friends of an educationist and first female Governor in Nigeria, Dame Virginia Ngozi Etiaba, who turns an octogenarian on November 11, 2022.
The President in a statement by his media spokesman, Femi Adesina, rejoiced with the former Governor and Deputy Governor of Anambra State, whose labor of love in the educational sector will always be remembered, working as a teacher and headmistress for 35 years, before retiring to set up Bennet Etiaba Memorial Schools.
Buhari noted the remarkable difference the former Governor made during her short stay in office, signing the Anambra State Child’s Rights Bill into law, and initiating major infrastructural projects, which earned her a reputation for being tenacious, resolute, and purposeful.
As Dame Etiaba celebrates another milestone, the president urged her to count God’s many blessings upon her life, and the good fortune of shaping lives as a teacher, before the larger political opportunity of sharing her compassion, competency, and exemplary leadership style.
President Buhari however, prayed for the well-being of the former Governor and her family.