The First Lady, Oluremi Tinubu on Tuesday in Abuja officially immortalised the late Maryam Babangida by renaming the National Centre for Women Development (NCWD) after her.
The first lady who commissioned the former National Women Development Centre as Maryam Babangida National Centre also unveiled her First Lady’s portrait and a compendium of activities of the First Lady and Wives of Governors of Nigeria 2015-2023.
She said the sterling contribution of late Maryam to the lives of ordinary Nigerians and described her as a matriarch who has impacted women, especially those in rural areas and in Africa as a whole.
According to the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Women Affairs Monilola Udoh, she said the renaming is in line with the amendment of the National Centre for Women Development Act, Cap. N15, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004, to enhance the functions of the centre.