Remi Tinubu to support women farmers with N.5 million each

Wife of the President, Mrs Oluremi Tinubu, has declared that women farmers in the country will get N500,000 each and a total draft of N10 million will be given to five Renewed Hope Initiative (RHI) state coordinators.

Mrs Tinubu also stated that the National Agricultural Land Development Authority (NALDA), in partnership with the RHI, will support additional 80 women farmers from each state with the provision of training and capacity building, agricultural inputs and buy off all produce from the farms after harvest.

She made the disclosure during a meeting with wives of governors under the umbrella of the RHI at the State House, Abuja.

Promising to re-introduce Alternative High School for Girls, Tinubu explained that the school would give girls, who dropped out of school due to pregnancy, domestic violence, child trafficking, drug addiction or other reasons, the opportunity to return to the classroom and eke out a living for themselves.

She said some states already had similar programmes named ‘second chance schools’, calling on wives of governors to remain steadfast and supportive of one another. She commended them for their efforts in their various states, especially to ameliorate the hardships as occasioned by the removal of the fuel subsidy and appealed to them to intensify their efforts.

Tinubu disclosed that there would be a launch of the We Are Equal? We Are the Same Campaign, an initiative of the Organisation of African First Ladies for Development (OAFLAD) for women empowerment, economic growth and advance gender equity.

A raffle was conducted where Osun State was picked as the place where the campaign would be flagged off.

At the meeting, it was also disclosed that the RHI would be distributing 1,950,000 exercise books to public primary and junior secondary schools across the country.

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