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Mrs Tinubu Launches Empowerment On Agriculture, As 100 Women In South-South Geo-political Zone Receives N500,000 Each

By Inusa Ndahi, Maiduguri

SENATOR Oluremi Tinubu, the First Lady of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, and wife of the President has launched Empowerment initiative on Agricultural Support Program (ASP) for 200 women mostly the vulnerable ones in Akwa Ibom state.


The First Lady was represented by the wife of the Vice President, Mrs Nana Kashim Shettima in a colourful event on Tuesday.

The SAP on media & ICT, Office of the Vice President, Mrs Kwapchi Bata in a statement made available to our Correspondent, indicated that, the present administration is committed to ensure inclusive leadership at all levels devoid of any political inclination.

“As part of the present administration in restoring hope to the hopeless, one hundred women from the South-South geopolitical zone have received financial support of five hundred thousand Naira each (N500,000).

“Senator Oluremi Tinubu, the First Lady of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, emphasized the importance of government and non-governmental organizations in supporting local farmers for sustainable development, and this will be a continuous gesture for all and sundry”. Bata stated

Mrs Tinubu however expressed confidence that this initiative will not only transform the lives of the beneficiaries but also contribute to food security and sufficiency in the region.

In his remarks, Governor Umo Bassey Eno of Akwa Ibom expressed his appreciation for the commitment of the Renewed Hope Initiative and praised Senator Oluremi Tinubu for her efforts to unite and involve the wives of all Governors in the 36 states of Nigeria in the scheme, irrespective of their political affiliations.

During the event, Pastor Patience Eno, the wife of the Governor of Akwa Ibom, welcomed the First Lady and her entourage, assuring them of their support in the progress of RHI programs aimed at empowering women.

Dr. Mrs. Gloria Diri, the wife of the Governor of Bayelsa State and the Zonal Chairman of the South-South, also expressed her support for the initiative enumerating the success story of RHI in the lives of many women and special groups accross the country

The highlight of the occasion was the formal presentation of cheques to the wives of the Governors in the South-South region, as well as RHI monetary support to one hundred persons with special needs.

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