Nigeria’s First Lady, Oluremi Tinubu has rallied wives of Service Chiefs and the Inspector general of Police to assure them that the removal of fuel subsidy by the government of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu will eventually lead to a greater tomorrow for the country.
Receiving the guests today, August 22, at the Presidential villa, Abuja, the First Lady said that she’s seeking the support of the wives of the Service Chiefs for her pet project, which is the Renewed Hope Initiative that is supporting the government on the effects of subsidy removal.
“We will need your various Associations from time to time, at least to be able to reach out to women in your various barracks, to reassure them that we mean well for this country. That they should be patient and that whatever we can do to ameliorate what the subsidy removal has meted to us, we believe there is always light at the end of the tunnel.
“It is a greater Nigeria we are looking out for and it is a legacy that we will leave for our children and generations yet unborn. We would leave a Nigeria we can relate better as Nigerians and also look for the good of this nation, with the belief that the wealth of this country can be greater enhanced.”
The First Lady promised that the Renewed Hope Initiative would soon be reaching out to vulnerable widows of fallen officers in the military.
Earlier, the leader of the delegation, wife of the Chief of Defence Staff and President, Defence and Police Officers Wives Association, Mrs. Oghogho Musa assured that the various Associations under Defence and Police Officers wives are poised to partner with the Renewed Hope Initiative in all areas of its scope of coverage.
The First lady was subsequently decorated as the Grand Matron of the Defence and Police Officers Wives Association.