The wife of the Nigerian president, Aisha Buhari, launched her first book, ‘Essentials of Beauty Therapy: A Complete Guide for Beauty Specialists’. The first lady who is also a beauty therapist with a post-graduate diploma in cosmetology and beauty therapy from the Carlton Institute of London and the Academy Esthetigue Beauty Institute of France, said the book is a result of extensive years of research into the subject of beauty and wellness and expressed her desire for the book to be used by the National Board for Technical Education and Vocational Enterprise Institutes to train students.
Aisha Buhari made the public presentation of the book on Thursday April 14 in Abuja at the Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa. In attendance were dignitaries such as The Vice President Prof Yemi Osinbajo, his wife Dolapo Osinbajo, Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello, Senator Oluremi Tinubu, Senator Daisy Danjuma.
The first lady spoke on mentoring young Nigerians in the field of beauty and also mentioned that proceeds from books sales will be dedicated to empowering the mothers of the Chibok girls and other victims of similar situations in Nigeria. She said,
“My natural passion for beauty and fashion developed the unique interest to work, teach and mentor young ones on beauty and fashion.
With over 10 years in the beauty industry, I have trained, mentored and empowered hundreds of young Nigerians in different areas such as facial, skin and body care.
It is on this note, l’m dedicating this event and the proceeds from the sales of the books to be used to empower the mothers of the Chibok girls. Others are Buni Yadi boys murdered in their sleep in 2014 as well as support the malnourished children in the different Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps and other children in such situation across the country.
As a mother, my heart is always with the parents of these children; I bear their pains and believe that this is one of the efforts to console them. The parents of these children brought to this event to witness this event is an indication that at individual levels a lot can be done to alleviate their hardship.y also dedicated the proceeds from the sale of the books to be used to empower the mothers of the Chibok girls.”
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