Vice President Yemi Osinbajo yesterday presided over the presentation of a book, The Essential of Beauty Therapy,” by wife of the President, Aisha Buhari.
He and others at the event hailed the book.
The proceeds from sale of the book, selling for N20,000 per copy, Aisha Buhari said, would be channelled to assist victims of the Boko Haram insurgency.
The Vice President, who represented President Muhammadu Buhari as special guest of honour, said he could not be expected to donate much to the launching because he was on half salary and that Buhari was strict on money matters.
He said: “The President and I are on half salaries. The President is strict on money issues. So, don’t expect me to make a large donation.”
Describing the book presentation as important, he observed that it was “not just a book, but it is an instructional manual. There is a lot of technical material but it’s helpful.”
According to him, the presentation of the book highlighted the importance of the girl-child education, noting that if the wife of the President had not got the opportunity to go to school, she would not have been able to write the book and teach others.
“It emphasises the importance of education. Her desire to dedicate the proceeds of the presentation to the victims of insurgency and particularly the families of the Chibok girls is commendable,”he added
Stressing that the day commemorated the second anniversary of the abduction of the Chibok girls, Osinbajo promised that the girls were alive and would be brought back to their families.
Noting that the timing of the presentation was apt, he said: “I am pleased to be associated with it.”
Mrs. Buhari said her decision to present the book was to contribute to the support of victims of insurgency, particularly mothers and children as well as malnourished children across the nation.
Chairman of the occasion and All Progressives Congress (APC) National leader Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, who was represented by his wife, Senator Oluremi Tinubu, observed that the vast potential of the beauty industry had not been tapped in Nigeria.
Noting that the industry generates $19 billion annually to the United States, he called for the training and certification of beauty salon operators in the country.
He also called for establishment of vocational schools in partnership with beauty products in the country.
“Nigeria needs more women to expand the frontier of beauty therapy,” he added
Senator Daisy Danjuma was the chief launcher of the book.