The National Centre for Women Development (NCWD) in Abuja has been renamed after the late First Lady, Dr Maryam Babangida.
The First Lady, Sen Remi Tinubu who made the change, said the late Maryam was a mentor and the greatest contributor to present-day first ladies in the country.
She said the late Maryam Babangida and Maryam Abacha were proud of her when she was the Lagos State governor’s wife because she reminded them of themselves.
Senator Tinubu spoke yesterday in Abuja at the renaming of the centre as the Maryam Babangida National Centre for Women Development (MBNCWD) and induction of first Nigerian female achievers into the Nigerian Women Hall of Fame.
The First Lady also stated that during her time as first lady, Maryam Babangida played complementary and supportive roles to the then Military President, General Ibrahim Babangida.
She recalled that several worthwhile projects were executed to ameliorate the sufferings of the masses at the time.