Saturday, December 14, 2013
Patience Jonathan moves to end Boko-Haram insurgency
Reinvestment and Empowerment Programme Maternal and Child Health
otherwise known as MAMA Project with a declaration that henceforth she
should no longer be called Patience but "Mama Peace."
According to her, the peace evangelism was what she would be preaching
to bring an end to insurgency and terrorism including the menace of
Boko Haram islamic sect in the country.
Speaking at the Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa, Abuja, venue
of the event, she also stated that her non-governmental organisation,
Women for Change Initiative, had signed a Memorandum of Understanding
with some international health agencies and hospitals to build, equip
and manage the best hospital for women and children in Africa.
The SURE-P MCH is a direct intervention by the Federal Government
using the savings from the fuel subsidy removal, to reduce the
incidence of maternal and child mortality.
The First Lady said, "My name is no more Patience but now Mama Peace
because I believe that without peace, there will be no more women, no
more children and no more health sector. Without peace, the
international community will be afraid to come and invest in our
"Peace is from the heart and not from the tongue or lips; not what you
say but what is in you. We pray for genuine peace because peace is the
key to our arriving at our desired destination as a nation.