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Remi Tinubu Launches Programme To Support Women, Children

Wife of President Bola Tinubu, Oluremi Tinubu, on Friday, launched a programme to empower women, youth and children across the country.

The programme, Renewed Hope Initiative (RHI), was inaugurated at the State House in Abuja.

Addressing newsmen after the inauguration Remi said, the programme would target vulnerable groups and bring them closer to the Government.

She said that the initiative would focus on five key areas of agriculture, education, economic empowerment, health and social-investment.

“Beneficiaries will register with the Corporate Affairs Commission and open a bank account to qualify to be considered,” NAN quoted the president’s wife as saying.

“We hope to take off with unspent funds from the 2023 campaign purse after which we shall solicit funds from private organisations, international donors and non-governmental organisations.

“The programme will enable us to assist the vulnerable groups. We shall try to see what we can do to naturally meet their needs.

“We shall have zonal meetings which will involve the wives of the state governors,” she said.

The governing board members of the initiative include the first lady, Remi Tinubu, wife of the vice president, Nana Shettima, and Salamatu Gbajabiamila, wife of the chief of staff.

Others are Chioma Uzodimma, wife of the Governor of Imo state and Betta Edu, All Progressives Congress (APC) national women leader.

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