At the Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa in Abuja yesterday, wife of the President of Nigeria has made the public presentation of her first book on ‘Essentials of Beauty Therapy’.
The Wife of the President of Nigeria, Mrs Aisha Buhari, has launched her first book on “Essentials of Beauty Therapy”. The 406 pages and seven chapter book deals with enhancing the health and wellbeing of human body.
Mrs Buhari made the public presentation of the book on Thursday in Abuja at the Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa, Abuja. She described the book as the outcome of many years of her research after she undertook series of courses in order to acquire the necessary knowledge to specialise in the area of beauty therapy.
She said that her natural passion for beauty and fashion developed the her unique interest to work, teach and mentor young ones on beauty and fashion.
The president’s wife revealed that in her over 10 years of experience in the beauty industry, she has trained, mentored and empowered hundreds of young Nigerians in different areas such as facial, skin and body care, adding that she had served as member of the technical team that developed the curriculum on beauty therapy.
She said the curriculum development was aimed at building the capacity of young school drop outs for empowerment and self-reliance programmes in vocational institutions, adding that her decision to present the book was to contribute through her personal efforts to support the victims of insurgents particularly women and children.
She also expressed hope that the book as a training manual would be part of the curriculum of the new National Board for Technical Education, Vocational Enterprise Institute and National Institute Diploma on Cosmetology in beauty therapy in Nigeria.
“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 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 belief 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 level a lot can be done to alleviate their hardship.’’
She pleaded to all those who purchased copies of the book to donate to educational institutions in order to serve as reference materials to support the learning of the girl-child, and commended her husband and the family for supporting and encouraging her while writing the book.