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Safety: Kidnappers, terrorists deserve capital punishment in Nigeria –First Lady

Senator Oluremi Tinubu, CON, First Lady of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (middle), and Other Dignitaries on the Occasion of 2024 International Women's Day in the State House, Abuja, FCT

*Senator Oluremi Tinubu, CON, First Lady of the Federal Republic of Nigeria urges State Governors and lawmakers at all levels of government to prescribe capital punishment for any  kidnappers caught in the act in the country

Isola Moses | ConsumerConnect

Senator Oluremi Tinubu, CON, First Lady of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, has urged State Governors and lawmakers to prescribe capital punishment for kidnapping and acts of terrorism in the West African country.

The First Lady also described as heart rendering, the act of kidnapping innocent children, who she also described as the future of the country.

Busola Kukoyi, Special Assistant (SA) to the First Lady on Media, stated Senator Tinubu said this Friday, March 8, 2024, during a meeting with the National Women Leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the State House, Abuja, FCT.

The First Lady also described the kidnappers as coward for majorly taking hold of women and children, saying they are inhumane and should be treated as such.

“They are cowards. Our hearts bleed. I call on the state governments that once we take hold of them, they deserve capital punishments.

“Why can’t they take men of their size, why are they touching women and children.”

The First Lady also stated: “What they are doing is that they are trying to kill our future, we all know that when parents are old, we rely on our children, we see them as our investments that have not gone to a waste especially when they are successful.

“Why will you now take them from their schools?  Right now, I think enough is enough.

“As a former lawmaker, I believe that any one of them captured deserves capital punishment.”

She stated: “I believe most mothers will support me on this because we carry our children for nine months, and we cannot watch what we love to wither away.”

Senator Tinubu told the women that the Renewed Hope Agenda of President Bola Tinubu, GCFR, places a strong emphasis on creating opportunities for women to thrive economically, socially, and politically.

“As women, we constitute a significant portion of our society, and it is vital that our voices are heard and our contributions acknowledged.

“As women leaders, your role is very crucial to our nation’s development. You are the eyes and ears of the Government at the grassroots.

“I therefore, encourage you to set a robust agenda for empowerment, inclusion and welfare of women within our Party and across the nation,” she said.

The Nigerian First Lady as well celebrated the International Women’s Day (IWD) with the women and all other Nigerian women for their courage, resilience and doggedness.

Tinubu said: “On my part, the Renewed Hope Initiative (RHI) was established to focus on championing women’s causes and implementing various programmes and initiatives nationwide with our motto, which states, “towards a better life for families”.

She noted: “Accelerating progress in any endeavour requires that women have to be more involved, that is why I see investing in women, not as charity, but a crucial strategy to build the future of our dear nation, Nigeria.

“Empowering women with education, resources and opportunities to unlock their full potential, such as, supporting women’s businesses, investing in women’s health, agricultural programmes for women, and creating pathways for women in science and technology will help in dismantling economic and social barriers that women face.

“Therefore, my charge to you all is to be each other’s keeper, let us all come together, bond and love one another.

“Each of you should commit to pull a sister up, one at a time. You will all be amazed at what we can achieve collectively.’’

Earlier, the group, led by its National Women Leader, Dr. Mary Idele Alile, her Deputy, Hajia Zainab Ibrahim and members of the Executive, thanked the First Lady for her impacts on the lives of Nigerians through her various interventions on the platform of the Renewed Hope Initiative (RHI).

The group also requested Senator Oluremi Tinubu to help them by press for more inclusion in the activities of the current government.

“We highlight the remarkable achievement of the RHI spearheaded by our first lady across the country; the RHI has brought about transformative change through various programme which include the Elderly Support Scheme, National Scholarship Programme, Women in Agric Support Programme and many others,”

The group was made up of the APC National woman leader, her deputy, the six zonal leaders and the women leaders of the 36 states of the Federation and the FCT.

IWD 2024: Oluremi Tinubu advocates enhanced investment in women

In a related development, Sen. Oluremi Tinubu has  advocated more investment in women in commemoration of the 2024 International Women’s Day.

She stated this would accelerate progress in all spheres of the national economy.

“This is the time to invest in women more than ever. Accelerating progress in any sphere requires that women have to be more involved.

“That is why I see investing in women, not as charity, but as a strategy to build the future of our dear nation, Nigeria. “Equipping you with education, resources and opportunities to unleash your full potential, supporting your businesses, helping to dismantle economic barriers, and ensuring your voices are heard is a very crucial step.”

Speaking on the theme, “Invest in Women: Accelerate Progress” the First Lady called for cooperation from every stakeholder across the economy, adding that every woman needed help as she created a pathway to progress in the economy.

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