Wife of Senate President, Mrs Ekaette Akpabio, Wife of the Vice President and representative of the First Lady Hajia Nana Shettima, National Chairman of the APC, Abdullahi Ganduje and APC National Women Leader, Mrs Alile-Idele at the donation of fabrics in commercial quantity by the First Lady, Senator Oluremi Tinubu to APC women held in Abuja on Wednesday 22nd May.


The First Lady of the Federal Republic of Nigeria Sen. Oluremi Tinubu has through her pet project, the Renewed Hope Initiative donated fabrics in commercial quantities to support the business of women in politics.

Representing the First Lady at the event, the wife of Vice President, Hajia Nana Shetima, donated the fabrics to boost the businesses of the APC women in the textile industry.

This was contained in a statement signed on Thursday 16th May, 2024, by Busola Kukoyi, Senior Special Adviser on Media to the First Lady of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

According to her, the initiative aims to touch those at the grassroots in furtherance of her belief in empowering women and fostering inclusive economic growth.
It is also to acknowledge their resilience, creativity, and entrepreneurial spirit. The First Lady through her representative said the gesture is to provide the women with necessary resources, training and support to further expand their businesses.

Hajia Nana Shettima enjoined the women to be resilient and make good use of the opportunities given to women in the mantle of leadership by the current administration.


L-R Chairman of the Christian Pilgrims Welfare Board, Monsignor Prof. Cletus Tanimu Gotan, First Lady of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Senator Oluremi Tinubu and the Executive Secretary of the Christian Pilgrims Welfare Board Bishop S.T.V Adegbite when the board visited the First Lady at the State House Chapel during its weekly fellowship on Tuesday 21st May.

“We should gather enough courage and be our sisters’ keepers”
She further implored the women to be judicious in the distribution of the fabrics to the women across board. She assured them that the First Lady is passionate about their success and livelihood noting that she will be reaching out more to them as time goes on.

Earlier in his remarks of appreciation the National Chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, advocated for the promotion of financial inclusiveness for women in politics to give them their pride of place in the polity. He also advised the APC women leaders to be fair, honest and just in the distribution of the fabrics and should not shortchange the beneficiaries.

“What remains is for you to be honest, to be transparent, to be committed, and to be nationalistic so that the wrappers will go to the target audience”.

Dr Mary Alile-Idele, APC National Women Leader, in her remarks, thanked the First Lady for her unwavering commitment and dedication to the welfare of the progressive women of Nigeria.

She noted that their voices were heard and their needs were being met. She assured the First Lady’s delegation of the unfettered support of the progressive women to the Tinubu/Shettima administration.

The donation which was at the APC Headquarters, Abuja had women leaders’ representatives from each geo-political zone in attendance.




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