Samira Bawumia has revealed that the passion and energy her husband started work with as Vice President has not waned after a year and a half in government.
Quizzed on whether Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has excelled as Vice President of the Republic, she responded in the affirmative, saying “Absolutely! I see his commitment. I see the passion in him; it has not waned. He is still that man who wants to serve his country and works for ridiculous number of hours.”
Her remark comes weeks after the Vice President left for the United Kingdom on Friday January 20; after the Presidency revealed he had taken ill a day before on January 19 and had undergone medical tests.
The trip, according to the Information Minister, Mustapha Hamid, was to keep him away from visitors who may disturb his rest and recuperation period.
In an interview with Citi Breakfast Show on Wednesday, Mrs. Bawumia admitted that the Vice President indeed “needed that rest.”
She explained that her husband Bawumia has been over working himself since he assumed his role as Vice President.
She further indicated that though Dr. Bawumia’s role takes most of his time, he spends time with the family when possible.
“Public office does affect family life.
You make a lot of sacrifices. There are meetings that run into the night but we understand it is service to the nation. He spends as much as quality time with the kids as possible when he can and when he can’t I am there to pick up,” she said.