Hajiya (Dr) Maryam Abacha is the widow of Sani Abacha, former military head of state from 1993 to 1998. In the years of her husband Sani Abacha’s ruling, Maryam Abacha, which is the name of the General’s wife, was very popular. Maryam unlike other first ladies who seat in the shadows was very active with her high participation in public affairs.
Maryam Abacha was the founder of National Hospital for Women and Chidren which is now the National Hospital, Abuja. She also built many health facilities for women and children accross the geopolitical zones of the country.
Not until recently, The Former First Lady, in a video that has gone viral, admitted that; ‘she has no money, they (The Abachas) are not rich, she is not a rich woman. She went on to say that when she was in the Villa as the 1st lady, she did stay there to make money, she was there to assist people, when she left the villa, she didnt leave with money’.
In her words; “We are not, I am not rich. when I was in the villa, I didn’t stay there to make money”
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