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Remi Tinubu To Governors’ Wives: We Need To Pray And Work For Nigeria’s Peace, Stability

She plans to launch the alternative high schools for girls.

Wife of the President, Senator Oluremi Tinubu, has called on wives of the 36 governors of the federation to continue to pray for the peace and stability of the Nigerian nation.

According to her, this was necessary in view of the security challenges facing the country and emphasised the need for them to remain steadfast and supportive of one another.

Speaking on Monday at a meeting she had with the governors’ wives at the State House, Abuja under the umbrella of the Renewed Hope Initiative, the First Lady while commending them for their efforts in their various states especially to ameliorate the hardships as occasioned by the removal of the fuel subsidy appealed to them to intensify their efforts.

Her words: “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, Bola Tinubu, is ‘Towards a Better Life for Families.'”

She disclosed that there would be the launch in Osun State 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.

“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.”

The school, Mrs Tinubu explained, 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. 

At the meeting, it was also disclosed that the Renewed Hope Initiative (RHI) will be distributing N1,950,000 worth of exercise books to public primary and junior secondary schools across the nation. 

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. 

Lagos and Kano will be getting 100,000 exercise books each, while 50,000 exercise books will be given to each of the other States and FCT.

The First Lady stated that the RHI will flag off the “Renewed Hope Initiative Women Agricultural Support Programmes (WASP) in Imo State on the 28th of February, 2024. 

According to her,  women farmers would get N500,000.00 each and a total draft of Ten Million Naira (N10,000,000) will be given to five RHI State Coordinators/First Ladies as the case may be.

In addition, the National Agricultural Land Development Authority, (NALDA) in partnership with the Renewed Hope Initiative (RHI) will support additional 80 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.

Highlight of the meeting was the unveiling of the proposed Young Farmers’ Club for Public Schools in each state of the Federation with the proposed uniforms for members. 

Mrs Tinubu pointed out that RHI will encourage food production among the youth tagged #Food on Every table and appealed to each of the Governors’ wives to take ownership of this scheme and encourage it as much as possible.

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