Tinubu laying foundation for more formidable Nigeria, says First Lady
President Bola Tinubu’s administration is laying the foundation for a more formidable nation with prospects of a greater future, First Lady Oluremi Tinubu has said.
A statement yesterday in Abuja by her spokesperson Busola Kukoyi said the First Lady spoke at a dinner organised in her honour by Nigerians in the Diaspora Organisation (NIDO) in Sierra Leone.
She noted that the Tinubu administration has the best interest of Nigerians as its focus, hence its bold policies and programmes in the past six months.
“I can assure you that you can trust my husband. Nigeria is like a fresh baby that we have to nurture. We hope to lay a good foundation that generations will be able to build upon. We are in it to make sure we can turn our nation around,” the First Lady said.
Senator Tinubu praised Nigerians living in Sierra Leone for the unity they have demonstrated, despite coming from different tribes and religious backgrounds.
This, she said, should be emulated by other Nigerians back home.
NIDO President in Sierra Leone, Abiodun Oyebola, on behalf of the others, expressed confidence in President Tinubu’s administration.
He promised that the Diasporans would continue to support his administration.
The NIDO chief lauded the First Lady’s initiative, the Renewed Hope Initiative (RHI), for all it has done so far.
Oyebola asked Senator Tinubu to collaborate with other African First Ladies to replicate RHI’s programmes, such as the empowerment of widows and orphans of the Armed Forces, in their countries.
He urged the First Lady to help the Nigerian community in Sierra Leone in establishing a hospital in the country.
Other Nigerians who spoke at the event urged the Federal Government to include Nigerians in the Diaspora in the voting processes in future elections.
Senator Tinubu was in Sierra Leone on the invitation of the country’s First Lady to commemorate the UN Day on the Prevention of and Healing from Child Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Violence held on November 18.