Updated: March 1, 2021
Aisha Buhari pleaded with Nigerian artistes on Wednesday night to use their talents to promote peace and unity and reject vice and those who promote or represent evil.
She also asked them to use their voices to mobilize Nigerians towards tolerance and productivity and speak forcefully against vices “that destroy societies like drug abuse, human trafficking, and child abuse”.
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Mrs Buhari made the call on Wednesday night during the launch of “Sakamakon Chanji”, a song in support of President Muhammadu Buhari by Northern Nigeria Music Artistes.
They all gathered at the Banquet Hall, State House, Abuja, a public space being used for campaign.
Mrs. Buhari believed that the song is a true compliment to this administration, as it highlights various visionary projects being undertaken by this administration and the impact that these projects are making. She said it is important that citizens know what their elected government is doing to improve their lives.
Mrs. Buhari also used the event to honor many of the artistes for using their various talents and contributions in propagating the success of government.
“We are celebrating artistes because they celebrated our President at various points in his political career; and to a large extent, they represent the resilient Nigerian masses that protected the President and his votes until he achieved success.” She said.
She praised artistes for using their creativity to inform, educate and entertain the populace and mobilize them towards good behavior, towards best practices and towards good choices.
“I can safely say that you all have done the needful and therefore you are partly to take credit for the improved governance that Nigeria is enjoying today,” She noted that it is important to recognize, celebrate and honor the artistes because their contributions to the success of this government cannot be quantified.
The event was honored with a brief appearance by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Apart from performance of the launched song, sung by over 30 artistes and produced by Ahmed Abdul Amart, many other artistes sang songs on the success story of the Buhari administration.