The First Lady of the federal republic of Nigeria, Sen Remi Tinubu met with the wives of the 36 State Governors in the State House on Friday, July 14.
In a statement issued by the media aide to the First Lady, Busola Kukoyi, the meeting is to formally introduce and acquaint the governors’ wives with the objectives and the mission of the Renewed Hope Initiative (RHI).
The First Lady congratulated the wives of the governors on the successful conduct of the 2023 elections which brought their husbands to office and reminded them that it is time to keep promises made during the elections.
Mrs Tinubu said that she will require the support of the wives of the state governors to reach every nook and cranny of the country, noting that looking at the past can most assuredly chart a path for the present and future and this can best be done collectively for better and more sustainable impact.
Tinubu assured the governors’ wives that the RHI will in no way interfere with their personal programs and projects and that she believes that support would be impactful.
She said, “I wish to remind each of us that the exalted positions we are in today should be seen as an opportunity to impact more meaningfully, not only in the lives of people in your states but Nigeria as a whole.”
While speaking with journalists after the meeting, the wife of Kwara State Governor, Amb. Olufolake Abdulrazak, assured of the willingness and commitment of the wives of the governors to support the initiative.
She stated that the wives of the governors will go back and elect zonal coordinators to take the mantle to ensure that the grassroots are reached.
Abdulrasaq also confirmed that RHI will not in any way affect their individual projects in their various states but instead complement their own efforts.