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My Husband Would Not Be President If He Stayed Abroad – Remi Tinubu

Nigeria’s First Lady, Sen Remi Tinubu has disclosed that her husband,  Bola Ahmed Tinubu would not have become the President of Nigeria if he stayed in a foreign country.

Naija News gathered that the former lawmaker stated this at the Nigeria Economic Growth and Trade Summit on the sidelines of the 78th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).

The session was organised at the Nigeria House in New York by the Nigeria Governors’ Wives Forum.

According to the President’s wife, the brain drain in Africa has deprived the continent of the talents it needs to develop itself.

She called on Nigerians outside the country to key into the “Renewed Hope” agenda of President Tinubu for the betterment of the country.

The First Lady said, “In our various communities, we must work towards creating conditions and providing basic needs that allow people to thrive by providing access to qualitative education, an enabling environment for job creation, and the development of local industries will create viable economic opportunities.

“The Renewed Hope initiative is an initiative that we just started, aimed at creating a better life for families.

“Our scope covers agriculture, education, economic empowerment, health and social investment, focusing on women and the youth who are the bedrock of the society.

“With the youth accounting for 70 per cent of our population and women representing 49.6 per cent of the population, I believe that schemes which focus on empowering this demographic, coupled with an enabling environment, will gradually begin to reverse the negative trend of migration.

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First Lady, Remi Tinubu Reveals What Her Focus Is For All Nigerians

Sen. Oluremi Tinubu, the First Lady of Nigeria, on Friday in Abuja said that her focus through her national project, the Renewed Hope Initiative (RHI), is to make life better for all Nigerians, Vanguard reports.

The first lady said this during a courtesy visit by the Honourable Ministers’ Wives Forum led by its convener, Mrs Susan Lokpobiri, wife of the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources (Oil).

The first lady further intimated the forum with a rundown of the aims and objectives of the initiative, a brief of all the activities it has carried out so far and planned programmes for the future.

She mentioned a few of these, including indigent student scholarships, a visit to Nanabery Orphanage, computer training, a proposed partnership with the United Nations, AUDA-NEPAD, UNICEF, and capacity-building training for wives of top government functionaries.

“In this Tinubu’s administration, we are all into it, hands are full and I expect you all to be available to assist in all the works we have to do for this country.

“The mission of RHI is a better life for all families, there is no family that will say that they don’t need a better life, A lot of people have been saying different things about the way the fuel subsidy removal affects them but we know those people who their shoes actually pinches.

“These are the people we want to reach out to and see how we can help families, this is the reason why the RHI is focusing on agriculture, education, health, economic empowerment and social investment.

“When we build lives, we are actually building a nation, because if every life is happy, they will be able to contribute meaningfully to the development of the nation and Nigeria has great prospects.’’

According to Mrs Tinubu, the RHI is partnering with other organisations to sponsor people in schools.

“I am more interested in lives than building huge houses.

“Another one that will interest you which everybody can participate in, for agricultural programme in RHI, we are planning that everyone should have a garden to grow food.

“Since President Bola Tinubu has declared a state of emergency on food security, therefore, we are encouraging people to start planting in gardens and we are only going to pick one garden as the winner.

“Therefore, your garden should be able to produce food for you and your neighbour. The best garden will go home with prize money of N20 million for the winner,” she said.

Earlier, Lokpobiri hinted that the forum had come to congratulate the first family on the recent victory at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal, which she described as “a well-deserved victory”.

She commended the first lady for supporting her husband in his quest to engage capable hands to constitute the present Federal Executive Council (FEC), for which their respective husbands are direct beneficiaries.

She pleaded with the first lady to embrace the forum as her own, on all ramifications.

“It is our desire to continue to participate through capacity utilisation and to contribute meaningfully to all programmes intended to be carried out by your Excellency.

“We are here to pledge our loyalty to you and to identify with RHI. We wish to emphasise that your cool, calm and noiseless disposition in handling state matters has greatly endeared you to us in this forum.

“We are proud of you,’’ she said.


First Lady, Remi Tinubu Renames Women Centre After Late Maryam Babangida

The National Centre for Women Development (NCWD) in Abuja has been renamed after the late First Lady, Dr Maryam Babangida.

The First Lady, Sen Remi Tinubu who made the change, said the late Maryam was a mentor and the greatest contributor to present-day first ladies in the country.

She said the late Maryam Babangida and Maryam Abacha were proud of her when she was the Lagos State governor’s wife because she reminded them of themselves.

Senator Tinubu spoke yesterday in Abuja at the renaming of the centre as the Maryam Babangida National Centre for Women Development (MBNCWD) and induction of first Nigerian female achievers into the Nigerian Women Hall of Fame.

The First Lady also stated that during her time as first lady, Maryam Babangida played complementary and supportive roles to the then Military President, General Ibrahim Babangida.

She recalled that several worthwhile projects were executed to ameliorate the sufferings of the masses at the time.


Women Will Enjoy Good Deal During Your Tenure – Aisha Buhari Tells Remi Tinubu

Nigeria’s first lady, Aisha Buhari has congratulated Remi Tinubu, the wife of President-Elect, Bola Tinubu, on her husband’s victory at the just concluded presidential polls.

In a statement, the First Lady expressed confidence that Remi will help women in the country.

“I equally congratulate the wife of the President-Elect, the incoming First Lady and a grassroot politician, Senator Oluremi Bola Tinubu. I have no doubt that Nigerian women will get a good deal during your tenure,” Aisha added.

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Election Day: Remi Tinubu Casts Vote In Lagos

Sen Oluremi Tinubu, the wife of the presidential flagbearer of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has cast her vote.

She voted at her Polling Unit in Lagos State, which is not far from the Bourdillon, Ikoyi, the Lagos State home of Tinubu.

Remi, a federal lawmaker representing Lagos Central Senatorial District had joined the queue to vote in the ongoing presidential and National Assembly elections.

Watch video of Remi Tinubu voting below;