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Nigeria First Lady Donates N500m To 500 Families In Plateau State

By Fuseh Markus

First Lady of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Senator Oluremi Tinubu, has donated the sum of N500 million to 500 families affected by crisis in Plateau state, North Central Nigeria.

Mrs Tinubu conveyed the packages through the Plateau state governor, Caleb Mutfwang on Tuesday in Jos, the state capital.

Mrs Tinubu, who is the National Chairperson of Renewed Hope Initiative Foundation (RHIF)
said, the initiative aims to assist the beneficiaries in their recovery from the adverse effects of the conflicts that have afflicted their communities

“I am aware of the unfortunate crisis that bedevilled the state, particularly Mangu people.

“The report got me worried and concerned about the destruction of peace of the affected families. I can imagine the destruction of lives and properties.”

“A time like this is not to come and express our sympathies, but to take concrete actions to alleviate the sufferings of those affected. That is why we are here today, not just to sympathize with you but to offer our meagre support”

She stressed that the administration of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu is committed to pursuing dialogue and reconciliation among Nigerians that will foster lasting peace not only in Plateau state but in the entire nation.

“This 500, million naira is our modest support to enable affected families renew their lives and provide them with the means to renew their shelter and other essential needs.

“To the affected families, I want you to know that you are not alone in the journey of recovery, we stand with you in solidarity and prayers. I urge you not to lose hope but have faith in God,” she added.

The first lady appealed to well-meaning Nigerians to offer a hand of assistance to these affected families.

She called on citizens of the state to support the Bola Ahmed Tinubu led administration as it is determined to better the lives of citizens of the Nation .

Responding, Plateau state governor, Caleb Mutfwang said, the first lady Senator Oluremi Tinubu is a very compassionate leader who has passion for humanity and was not ready to play politics with her love for humanity.

He advised the beneficiaries of the resettlement packages to use the money given to them judiciously and also be their brother’s keepers by also sharing with other families who were not selected.

In her remarks earlier, the director on social intervention of the renewed Hope initiative Chioma Hope Uzodinma said, the initiative is driven by solidarity, compassion, and commitment to improving the lives of fellow citizens towards a better life for Nigerian families.

“These 500 families were carefully selected through the office of the state governor for 6 local governments – Mangu, Riyom, Barkin Ladi, Bassa, Bokkos, and Jos South LGA respectively, to ensure that those who are affected are the direct beneficiaries.

Mrs Uzodinma expressed her gratitude to all those who have supported the program and made it a reality, including the office of the governor of Plateau State and the deputy governor. “Together we can make a difference and together we can renew hope in the minds of those who need it most.”

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