Politics

BREAKING: Tinubu wife, southeast governor’s wives vow to crush poverty through Agriculture

In a concerted effort to minimized poverty in Nigeria, Senator Oluremi Tinubu, the wife of the President of Nigeria, led south east governor’s wives to empower women through agriculture, performed the flag off ceremony tagged the “Renewed Hope Initiative Women Agricultural Support Programmes” (WASP) in Imo state for the South East region.

The President’s wife was accompanied by the wife of Abia state Governor, Mrs. Priscilla Otti and other wives of the South East Governors.

At the flag off, Senator Oluremi Tinubu said that the Initiative was in partnership with the National Agricultural Land Development Authority.

According to her, “this initiative was aimed to nurture and uplift 100 women per state across the South-East region out of poverty” she said.

In an interaction with newsmen after the flag off of the programme at the Imo state government house Owerri, the wife of Abia state Governor, Mrs Priscilla Otti who led Abia women to participate in the scheme said that 100 women from Abia state are going to be beneficiaries of the programme in the area of poultry farming, fisheries, cassava, animal husbandry, piggery and rice farming.

“This initiative would empower the women to become business owners and at the same time reduce hunger and poverty in the land” she said.

In her welcome address, the wife of Imo state Governor, Barrister Chioma Uzodimma, said that women empowerment and sustainability is at the core of the Renewed Hope Initiative agenda.

She expressed that the programme promises to cultivate not just crops but also opportunities, breaking barriers and fostering prosperity in every part of the country.

Wife of the President, Senator Oluremi Tinubu

“Through this programme we will build hope for a brighter future, where every woman’s potential flourishes, and our agricultural landscape blooms with renewed vigour” she noted.

Meanwhile, the Executive Secretary, National Agricultural Land Development Authority, Prince Paul Ikonne said that the Nigeria First Lady has made history by engaging women in agribusiness.

“For us at NALDA we are committed to partner with any woman who is into agriculture, we had already made provision to partner with two million women in agribusiness across the country.