Nigeria’s First Lady Launches Renewed Hope Agenda In Kebbi

From Ayodele Ajoge, Birnin-Kebbi

Senator Oluremi Tinubu, the first Lady of Nigeria on Tuesday stormed Kebbi State with the renew hope agenda mantra aimed at encouraging women in the State to be fully engaged in rural agriculture with cash donation and other agricultural implements to sustain the programmes in the state.

Senator Oluremi Tinubu while in the State also flagged off the renewed hope initiative for women support programme for the North-West states of the Federation, with twenty beneficiaries from the states, with cash support of 10 million naira per state. 

Mrs Tinubu represented by the wife of the Speaker House of Representatives, Hajiya Fatima Abbas said each of the benefiting female farmer would receive Five Hundred Thousand Naira as a deliberate effort to stimulate women participation in Agriculture and food security besides poultry and fish farming.

“Agriculture plays pivotal role in achieving sustainable development and food security.

“Consequently, we are introducing a garden to every home as a competition to encourage each Nigerian woman cultivate a garden in their various homes  to feed the family and share with neighbours, we want to see food on the table in every homes.”

In her speech, the host first lady and wife of the Kebbi State Governor, Hajiya Zainab Idris, said in support of the initiative of the First Lady, she has donated solar powered water pump to each of the benefitting women farmers from the zone to boost their yields. 

She thanked Senator Oluremi Tinubu for her magnanimity and the choice of Kebbi State to launch the programme for the North West Region.

 In his remarks, Governor Nasir Idris announced that his administration has expended enormous amount of money on the procurement of fertiliser, solar and CNG powered irrigation  pumps as well as other agricultural inputs which were distributed free to farmers to strengthen agricultural production in the state.

 He gave an assurance that the government would continue to provide an enabling environment to support the participation of women in agriculture including access to market finance and technology for food security.

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