The Nigeria’s first lady Senator Oluremi Tinubu has called on wives of Governors to remain steadfast and supportive of one another, as well as need to continue to pray and work for peace and stability in the country.
Penpushing reports that Tinubu made the call while speaking during the meeting she had with the Governors wives at the State House Abuja under the umbrella of the Renewed Hope Initiative, as she commended them for their efforts in their various states.
The number one lady of the country pointed out and emphasised on the importance to ameliorate the hardships as occasioned by the removal of the fuel subsidy and appealed to them to intensify their efforts.
“As we all know, the mission of the Renewed Hope Initiative which is driven by my office, to complement the efforts of the administration of our President and Commander-in-Chief, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, GCFR is “Towards a Better Life for Families”
Penpushing further reports that Tinubu disclosed that there would be the launch of the ‘We Are Equal? We Are the Same Campaign’, an initiative of the Organization of African First ladies for Development (OAFLAD) geared towards women empowerment, promoting economic growth and advance gender equity.
The first lady in a statement made available and signed by her Special Adviser on Media Busola Kukoyi explained that a raffle was conducted where Osun State was picked as the place where the campaign would be flagged off.
“I will be re-introducing the Alternative High School for Girls. It will interest you to know that some States already have similar programmes named ‘second chance schools’. We are going to reach out to the Federal Ministry of education to help us harmonise and restructure these special intervention schools”, she stated
Penpushing also reports that Tinubu on the school explained that it will give girls who had dropped out of school due to pregnancy, domestic violence, child trafficking, drug addiction and other reasons the opportunity to return to the classroom and eke a living for themselves.
The statement added that at the meeting, it was also disclosed that the Renewed Hope Initiative RHI, will be distributing 1,950,000 Exercise Books to Public Primary and Junior Secondary Schools across the Nation.
Penpushing reports that she said the exercise books which are already being produced will be given to each state through the RHI Coordinator/First Lady of the state to the SUBEB Chairmen for distribution to the students through the Local Government Education Authority.
The Special Adviser on Media in the statement disclosed that Lagos and Kano states will be getting 100,000 exercise books each, while 50,000 exercise books will be given to other states and Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
Penpushing further reports that Tinubu stated that the Renewed Hope Initiative (RHI) will flag off the “Renewed Hope Initiative Women Agricultural Support Programmes (WASP) in Imo State on the 28th of February, 2024, explaining that women farmers would get N500,000.00 each and a total draft of N10,000,000 will be given to five (5) RHI State Coordinators/First Ladies as the case may be.
The statement said in addition, the National Agricultural Land Development Authority, (NALDA) in partnership with the Renewed Hope Initiative (RHI) will support additional eighty women farmers from each state with the provision of training and capacity building, agricultural inputs and buy off all produce from the farms after harvest.
Penpushing also reports that the meeting of Tinubu which was the maiden edition with Governors wives highlighted the unveiling of the proposed Young farmers Club for Public Schools in each state with the proposed uniforms for members.
The President’ s wife pointed out that this will encourage food production among the youth tagged #Food on Every table, just as she appealed to each of the Governors wives to take ownership of this scheme and encourage it as much as possible.
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