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First lady empowers North Central women




THE Renewed Hope Initiative (RHI), a pet project of the wife of the President of Nigeria, Senator Oluremi Bola Tinubu, under the”Renewed Hope Initiative, Women Agricultural Support Programme,’ has empowered women in the North Central Geo-Polical zone with N70million.

Presenting cheques of N10 million to the RHI State Coordinators which are the wives of Plateau, Niger, Nasarawa, Kogi, Benue, Kwara State Governors, including Federal Capital Territory, for onward presentation to the beneficiaries, at the New Government House, Little Rayfield, Jos on Tuesday, Senator Tinubu charged them to utilise the funds judiciously in order to move the economy forward.

According to her, the RHI was part of President Bola Tinubu’s campaign agenda and promised to pursue the programme to the letter which would be for the betterment of all women.

The wife of the president further explained that similar programme was ongoing in all the geo-political zones of the country, adding that President Tinubu was in support of women empowerment across the nation.

Senator Oluremi Tinubu, who was represented by the wife of Chief of Staff to the President, Mrs Salamatu Gbajabiamila, used the occasion to commiserate with the people and government of the state, over the killings in the state, describing it as unfortunate.

Governor Caleb Mutfwang poured accolades on Mrs Tinubu for her efforts in bringing women out of poverty and commended her for coming to the plight of people of the state for the second time this year.

According to him, the gesture was coming at the right time, saying Plateau people don’t tolerate the culture of begging, and as such, this empowerment would make them to fend for themselves.

He congratulated the beneficiaries and enjoined them to use it judiciously for the benefits of all.

In her welcome address, the RHI state Coordinator and wife of Plateau State Governor, Barrister Helen Mutfwang, welcomed all the beneficiaries to Plateau State, pointing out that it was not a coincidence but out of love that the First lady always touches lives.

Represented by the Commissioner for Higher Education, Dr Kachollom Gang, said women played a crucial role in agriculture, stressing that with this assistance, the challenges faced would be overcome.

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