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Aisha Buhari First lady cancels 46th birthday celebration to help needy

The 46th birthday of the First Lady has been canceled to show feelings for Nigerians who are suffering.

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Mrs Toyin Saraki welcomes First Lady, Aisha Buhari at Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport on February 11, 2017. play

Mrs Toyin Saraki welcomes First Lady, Aisha Buhari at Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport on February 11, 2017.

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The First Lady of Nigeria, Aisha Buhari refused to celebrate her 46th birthday just to be with the needy.

According to a report by Daily Trust, the President's wife, who turned 46 on Friday, February 17, 2017, did not celebrate her birthday as a show of feelings for Nigerians who are suffering and the underprivileged.

In the words of Suleiman Haruna, the Director of Information in the Office of the Wife of the President: “She did not celebrate her birthday. She only marked it with the distribution of gifts to patients in some hospitals in Abuja. Even at her residence, there was no party or any celebration. Why should she celebrate when so many people are suffering? There are many internally displaced persons in various IDP camps,” he said.

Haruna also reportedly quoted the first lady as calling on the privileged Nigerians “to do more in the lives of the less privileged with a view to increasing the feeling of humanity among citizens.”

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The wife of the President also noted that imbibing the spirit of giving would spread love and amity in the polity.

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