She was represented by the wife of Imo State Governor, Nneoma Okorocha. She said;
“We must continue to emphasise the importance of strong family values.
“Poverty, crime and declining school performance are some of the challenges a country could face when families are not cohesive,” she said.
Ms. Buhari enjoined participants to take advantage of the array of topics to be discussed and see the conference as a knowledge-based one to enrich their lives.
“The conference also provides a forum for women to deliberate on issues that affect us, our families, communities and the nation at large.
“Our core concern should be how we can make a positive impact on ourselves as women and our society,” she said.