Hard times will be over soon – Remi Tinubu

Oluremi Tinubu

First lady Remi Tinubu on Monday urged Nigerians to be patient with the Federal Government, noting that hard times will soon come to an end with the right policies.

Mrs Tinubu said at the State House during a meeting with governors’ wives on her pet project, Renewed Hope Initiative (RHI), that 2024 is loaded with “peace, progress, prosperity and greater achievements” to the advantage of all Nigerians.

She commended the governors’ wives for their efforts and support in 2023, urging them not to relent in addressing the needs of the vulnerable in their states.

“Times like this call for sober reflection, hence, all hands must be on deck. Moreover, the hardship situation is temporary, it will soon fade away.

“The mission of the RHI is driven by my office to complement the Renewed Hope Agenda of the administration of President Tinubu,” the first lady said.

Tinubu said the Women Agricultural Support Programme (WASP), under RHI, will empower 20 farmers each, from five states in the South East Zone.

“These farmers will get N500,000 each and a total draft of N10m will be given to five RHI states’ coordinators as the case may be.

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“The National Agricultural Land Development Authority in partnership with the RHI will support an additional 80 female farmers from each state with the provision of training and capacity building and agricultural inputs.

“We will buy off all produce from the farms after harvest,” she said.

Mrs Tinubu said she would soon launch Young Farmers Club in public schools across the nation to encourage farming among the young population.

She said schools with the best farms would be identified, and prizes would be given to them, ranging from school renovations, equipping of school science laboratories, provision of ICT equipment and upgrading of school libraries.

On the programme, Every Home a Garden competition, the first lady said the overall best garden owner would win the sum of N20 million by December.