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Renewed Hope Initiative programmes focus on family, youth empowerment: Nigerian First Lady

First Lady (Sen.) Oluremi Tinubu and Dr. Jamila Ibrahim, Honourable Minister for Youth Development, in the State House, Abuja, FCT

*Senator Oluremi Tinubu, CON, First Lady of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, restates the commitment of her Renewed Hope Initiative to  implementing  programmes designed to empower families and young population across the West African country

Alexander Davis | ConsumerConnect

Senator Oluremi Tinubu, CON, First Lady of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, has said a single action can positively impact a family and community of people, especially the vulnerable ones.

Senator noted this while receiving Dr. Jamila Ibrahim, Honourable Minister for Youth Development, who was on a courtesy visit to her office in the State House, Abuja, FCT.

Busola Kukoyi, Senior Special Assistant (SSA) on Media to the First Lady Wednesday, October 25, 2023, stated the Nigerian First Lady reiterated her Renewed Hope Initiative (RHI) commitment to alleviating the struggles of families, especially during and post effects of crisis through empowerment programmes.

She explained: “We are looking at the vulnerable areas we can contribute to and develop by supporting individuals, and families, which is why we went to Jos (in Plateau State), and we thank God for the calm and development that God has brought back to the region.”

The First Lady also disclosed that more empowerment programmes are in the works for widows of fallen heroes and those in vulnerable communities across Nigeria.

Impact of RHI programmes on youth development

As regards the benefits of the RHI programmes on youth empowerment, Senator Tinubu said that the Initiative had empowered the youths through Information and Communications Technology (ICT) training is collaboration with the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA).

Minister seeks RHI support on collaborative projects on youth empowerment

Applauding the steadfast advocacy by the First Lady for setting the pace and advancing the interest of women in the country, Dr. Ibrahim, on behalf of the Nigerian youths, solicited for the support of the First Ladies Office to collaborate on programmes centered on youth development and empowerment in the country.

The Minister, who was formerly the Senior Special Assistant to the Kwara State Governor on Sustainable Development Goals, said such collaborative projects would benefit the Nigerian youths, the goal which she noted is in line with President Bola Ahmed Tinubu administration’s of enhanced youth empowerment.

Ibrahim further explained that the Nigerian youth constitute over half the entire population, and a lot of them are “living below poverty line.”

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