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Education/RHI: First Lady begins distribution of exercise books to Nigerian learners

L-R: Deputy Executive Secretary of Universal Basic Education Commission, UBEC Dr Isiaka Kolawole, Wife of the Senate President, Mrs Unoma Ekaeete Akpabio, Wife of the Vice President, Hajia Nana Shettima, First Lady of the Federal Republic of Nigeria Senator Oluremi Tinubu, CON, Executive Secretary of Universal Basic Education Commission, UBEC Dr. Hamid Bobboyi, Wife of Kogi State Hajia Ahmed Ododo, Wife of the Chief of Staff to the President Mrs. Salamatu Gbajabiamila and Wife of the Inspector General of Police Mrs. Elizabeth Egbetokun During the Flag-off Ceremony of the Distribution of RHI Exercise Books to School Pupils and Junior Secondary Schools' Students Across Nigeria, Held in Abuja, FCT         Photos: State House

*Senator Oluremi Tinubu, CON, First Lady of Nigeria, restates education is ‘very  vital’, and assures President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s administration will continue to accord the sector the prominence it deserves in the economy

Alexander Davis | ConsumerConnect

Senator Oluremi Tinubu, CON, First Lady of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, has restated that education is very vital, and  President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s administration will continue to accord it the prominence it deserves in the country.

The First Lady stated this at the flag-off of the distribution of exercise books to public primary school pupils and junior secondary school students across the country.

A cross-section of pupils with the RHI exercise books after the flag-off of the distribution in Abuja

Busola Kukoyi, Senior Special Assistant to the First Lady on Media, Friday, March 15, 2024, stated the exercise, which is under the Education Programme of the Renewed Hope Initiative (RHI), would give each state of the Federation 50,000 exercise books while Kano and Lagos States will get 100,000 exercise books due to the population.

Senator Oluremi Tinubu also said the distribution, which would be through each State Universal Education Board, may become an annual event.

The Nigerian First Lady said: “There is nothing too much to do for our children.  We have started the distribution with Lagos State and today the wife of the Kogi State Governor will receive for her state.”

She also admonished the children present to be focused on their studies.

Cartons of exercise books for distribution to public primary school pupils and junior secondary school students across Nigeria

According to her, the administration of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu will do right to ensure a good life for all the children.

“Stay in school. Do not join bad gangs, don’t succumb to peer- pressure. We will do all we can for you to get a good life,” stated the First Lady.

Earlier in his remarks at the event, Dr. Hamid Bobboyi, Executive Secretary of the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC), had applauded the Senator Oluremi Tinubu for the initiative, stressing the importance of writing materials to the school system.

Dr. Bobboyi noted that several State Universal Education Boards have neglected this aspect of the system.

“This will go a long way in rectifying the lacuna and improve our school system.

“This donation shows that she is really committed to making the lives of children and even women too, better,” stated the UBEC Executive Secretary.

The statement disclosed that with the symbolic presentation, all State Coordinators of the Renewed Hope Initiative, who are the Wives of the Governors, would begin to pick up their exercise books immediately for onward distribution to the public primary school pupils and junior secondary school students.

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