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First Lady advocates for gender equality

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By Mercy Kelani

Her commitment is to educate and promote the "We Are Equal" initiative.

Sen. Oluremi Tinubu, the First Lady of Nigeria, along with a group of African First Ladies, has come together once again to underscore the importance of a united effort in promoting Environmental Sustainability and eliminating gender inequality. In the inaugural event of the ‘We Are Equal Campaign and Zero Waste Movement Agreement’, organized by the Organization of African First Ladies for Development (OAFLAD), the guest speaker lineup included the First Lady who shared her vision.

She emphasized that her cherished project, known as the Renewed Hope Initiative, would play a pivotal role in fostering these principles, with Education serving as its driving force. The Nigerian First Lady’s commitment lies in utilizing education as a powerful instrument to advocate for the ideals of the “We Are Equal” initiative introduced by the Organization of African First Ladies for Development (OAFLAD). She expressed her pleasure to announce that the objectives of the Renewed Hope Initiative (RHI) are harmoniously in line with her office’s mission.

Introduction of a pioneering educational institution mainly for girls.

The aim of her office is to work alongside the administration of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, GCFR, with a common purpose, she expressed. In the near future, Mrs. Tinubu announced the introduction of a pioneering educational institution exclusively for girls. This groundbreaking alternative high school aims to empower young women who have prematurely left formal education by providing them with a chance to attain Secondary School knowledge. By doing so, they will be equipped to pursue Higher Education in esteemed academic institutes.

Furthermore, she mentioned that the program acknowledges and taps into the innate capabilities that each young girl possesses. Moreover, it plays a crucial role in enabling them to take control of their lives by providing a customized education that is specifically designed to match their individual situations. The First Lady highlighted the achievements in waste reduction and innovative Recycling programs in the field of environmental sustainability, emphasizing that these results were made possible by the combined actions of both the government and Private Sector working together.

Empowering women in Nig. to actively participate in meaningful ventures.

This remarkable collaboration serves as living proof of the immense potential that arises from working together to establish enduring solutions at a grand scale. However, can her team confidently claim to have reached their destination? The answer is a resounding no, she asserted. President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s administration, with the backing of the Renewed Hope Initiative, has a clear objective – to empower Women in Nigeria to actively participate in meaningful ventures that foster the socio-Economic Growth of individuals, communities, and the entire nation.

More so, the wife of the President reiterated this concept, underscoring the importance of women’s engagement in activities that result in tangible contributions to overall development. She stated that Nigeria is a shining example of how collaboration can effectively bridge the gap between education and the Economy in order to promote Gender Equality. The First Lady strongly believes that provision of education to women and girls is concerned about bringing about a significant transformation in their lives.

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Additionally, education plays a crucial role in the advancement of the country as a whole. In Maputo, Mozambique, a significant gathering occurred. The President of the nation, Filipe Jacinto Nyusi, stood before the crowd and announced the commencement of the event. The esteemed presence of the First Ladies from Zimbabwe, Kenya, Botswana, and Malawi added grace to the occasion. Additionally, delegates from Rwanda and the noble Queen of Estwani were also present to honour the event.


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