The Wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, Aisha, on Sunday joined her Gambia’s counterpart, Mrs Fatoumatta Bah-Barrow, to celebrate her 44th anniversary in Abuja.
According to the tweet by Presidential aide on Social Media, Lauretta Onoche, Aisha Buhari accompanied the Gambian First Lady to celebrate her birthday with a visit to Maitama Hospital in Abuja.
Mrs Bah-Barrow felicitated with women and children at the hospital and also cut her birthday cake at the Presidential Villa.
“Supportive Nigerian First Lady, @aishambuhari accompanied Gambian first lady to celebrate her birthday with a visit and gifts to women and children patients at the Maitama hospital in Abuja.
“Happy birthday Your Excellency, Bah-Barrow.’’
Mrs Bah-Barrow was born on 5th August 1974 in Banjul.
Her father Abdoulie Bah was a local businessman, whereas her mother Isatou Jallow was mostly known amongst the community for her compassion and generosity towards the poor and the needy.
Growing up, the First Lady spent her childhood in Basse with her two siblings,wher e she attended the St. George’s School.
Having completed her education and moved to the Capital city of Banjul, the First Lady married the current President of the Republic, His Excellency Adama Barrow on 20 th March 1997.
She is blessed with a son named Mamadou Barrow and a daughter called Taibou Barrow.
She runs a successful humanitarian service through her Fatoumatta Bah-Barrow Foundation.
The Foundation is a non-profit charity organization that supports disadvantaged communities, women, children and vulnerable groups in The Gambia.
The foundation is established for charitable purposes aimed to benefit areas in health, orphans, children, widows, youth and women through educational projects and social development programmes.
Founded on May 1, 2017, the foundation is “To bring relief and empower the vulnerable and disadvantaged in The Gambia, for an opportunity to dwell and carry a new hope for a brighter future.
“To complement government efforts in reducing extreme poverty, marginalization of rural women and support local community initiatives
The foundation was set shortly after the inauguration of her husband, Mr. Adama Barrow, President of The Republic of The Gambia.
Fatoumatta Bah-Barrow always had the dream to extend her reach and compliment development efforts in reducing extreme poverty, assisting marginalized rural women, girls and vulnerable children in The Gambia.