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Another South Korean University honours Aisha Buhari with World Leadership Prize



A South Korean university , Ajou University , on Tuesday honoured the wife of President , Mrs Aisha Buhari , with World Leadership Prize .Mrs . Buhari ’ s spokesman , Suleiman Haruna , disclosed this in a statement made available to journalists .

Haruna said while the President ’ s wife was honoured with the prize at the Dasan Hall of the University , Suwon , South Korea on Tuesday , she also had a multimedia centre at the university named after her .

He quoted the university ’ s President , Prof . Hyungju Park , as saying that the prize was instituted to acknowledge good leadership examples , such as that exhibited by the wife of the President through her Future Assured Programme .

Park was further quoted as saying that good leadership is essential in securing the lives of common people , especially women and children .

He said such virtue should be maintained and recognised worldwide so that it could rise up against the menace of bad leadership.

He expressed the belief that Mrs . Buhari’ s award would encourage leaders to aspire to good leadership.

Park said the greatness of a nation lied in how much people live secure and happy lives , adding that “ if there is no corruption in governance and public life , there would be enough resources in any nation to meet the needs of the common people including women and children . ”

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Mrs . Buhari , in her acceptance speech , expressed appreciation to the university for finding her worthy of the World Leadership Prize and promised that the award will spur her to continue with her passion , not only in Nigeria but wherever she has the opportunity .

A multimedia hall was also named after Mrs . Buhari at the university .

The university ’ s Dean of College of Humanities , Prof . Han Ho , said the decision to name the hall after her was in recognition of Mrs . Buhari ’ s endeavour to protect human rights and educate people .