Tinubu’s Wife, Oluremi leads women campaign on food security

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Nigeria’s First Lady, Senator Oluremi Tinubu has advised women on the need to be at the forefront of the Food Security Campaign in the country.

She gave the admonition at the State House Residence while unveiling her vegetable garden which she planted to encourage first time women farmers to join the ongoing Every Home A Garden Competition.

The First Lady who planted some vegetables including spinach, water leaf, bitter leaf, Ewedu, lemon grass, scent leaf and Okro said a little effort on the part of every individual will go a long way in ameliorating food insufficiency.

“This little garden will be able to provide healthy vegetables enough for my household and I would definitely be able to let some of my staff have as well. The solution to any problem lies in everyone contributing their own quota to getting that solution. As a leader I must show example and plant my own garden,” she noted.

She encouraged first-time women farmers all over the country to join the competition by planting a garden in their homes such that the produce would be sufficient to feed them and their neighbours.

“This will also enhance communal living and help drive the food security campaign of the Federal Government. The vegetables are medicinal and the garden is to lead by example for other women to embrace smart gardening”.

She showed off the garden to the Wife of Imo State governor, Chioma Uzodinma and the Wife of the Minister of State for Defence Mrs Aisha Matawale.

The Every Home A Garden Competition is open to first-time women farmers all over Nigeria. Entries are to be submitted to the Office of the Wives of the State Government of the competitors in the format of a 30-second short video with the details of the competitor by the close of work on September 25, 2024. The winner would get N25 million naira.

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