Wife of the President, ​Aisha Muhammadu Buhari , Thursday, charged government at various levels to invest more​ in​ women development especially in the areas of sports,​ swimming,​ as well as rural empowerment .

Mrs Buhari , who made the remarks in Abuja at the official unveiling and trophy presentation for the international women swimming championship and rural empowerment in her honour, reaffirmed  her commitment to defend the plights of African women and children

The first lady, who was represented by her Special Assistant​ on African First Ladies Peace Mission, Dr Mairo Al- Makura noted that the mission was committed to the plight of vulnerable women as well as girl child development.

She noted that it was on that note that the mission endorsed the international women swimming championship and rural Empowerment.

Aisha who commended President Muhammadu Buhari for the active roles he has given women in his administration, said it has enhanced women participation in governance, decision making process and effective service delivery.

She expressed optimism that the women swimming competition will not only discover and develop thousand of talents amongst young girls, but will also promote effective participation of women in the economic development of the continent.