RENEWED HOPE INITIATIVE LAUNCHES AGRICULTURE SUPPORT PROGRAM IN SOUTH-SOUTH; WOMEN BENEFIT, WOMEN REJOICE

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RENEWED HOPE INITIATIVE LAUNCHES AGRICULTURE SUPPORT PROGRAM IN SOUTH-SOUTH; WOMEN BENEFIT, WOMEN REJOICE

By Oki Samson, Trek Africa Newspaper

Wife of the Vice President, Hajia Nana Shettima speaking at the launch of the Renewed Hope Initiative's Agriculture Support Program in South-South geopolitical zone
Representative of the First Lady, Federal Republic of Nigeria/Wife of the Vice President, Hajia Nana Shettima speaking at the launch of the Renewed Hope Initiative’s Agriculture Support Program in South-South geopolitical zone.

 

 

 

The agricultural support program of the Renewed Hope Initiative (RHI) berthed in the South-South geopolitical zone of Nigeria with the official launch in Uyo, Akwa Ibom state. This initiative comes with a special focus on women empowerment in agriculture. Trek Africa Newspaper can report that as part of the event, 100 women from the South-South geopolitical zone received financial support of five hundred thousand naira (N500,000) each.

 

This brought a lot of excitement to the atmosphere as the large contingent of women gathered at the event expressed optimism in the promising benefits that the RHI will bring to their families and livelihoods.

L-R: Wife of the Vice President, Hajia Nana Shettima receiving a souvenir from the Executive Governor, Akwa Ibom State, Pastor Umo Bassey Eno
L-R: Wife of the Vice President, Hajia Nana Shettima receiving a souvenir from the Executive Governor, Akwa Ibom State, Pastor Umo Bassey Eno

 

Senator Oluremi Tinubu, the First Lady of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, who was represented by Mrs. Hajiya Nana Shettima, the wife of the Vice President emphasized the importance of government and non-governmental organizations supporting local farmers for sustainable development. She expressed confidence that this initiative will not only transform the lives of the beneficiaries but also contribute to food sufficiency in the region.

 

The press statement e-signed by SAP on media & ICT at the Office of the Vice President, Kwapchi Bata made available to Trek Africa revealed that Governor Umo Bassey Eno of Akwa Ibom expressed his excitement and appreciation for the commitment of the Renewed Hope Initiative (RHI). He praised Senator Oluremi Tinubu for her efforts to unite and involve the wives of all Governors in the 36 states of Nigeria, irrespective of their political affiliations.

L-R: First Lady, Akwa Ibom State, Pastor Patience Eno; Executive Governor, Akwa Ibom State, Pastor Umo Bassey Eno and Wife of the Vice President, Hajia Nana Shettima during the launch of Renewed Hope Initiative's Agriculture Support Program in South-South geopolitical zone
L-R: First Lady, Akwa Ibom State, Pastor Patience Eno; Executive Governor, Akwa Ibom State, Pastor Umo Bassey Eno and Wife of the Vice President, Hajia Nana Shettima during the launch of Renewed Hope Initiative’s Agriculture Support Program in South-South geopolitical zone.

 

During the event, Pastor Patience Eno, the wife of the Governor of Akwa Ibom, welcomed the First Lady and her entourage, assuring them of their support in the progress of RHI programs aimed at empowering women.

 

 

Dr. Mrs. Gloria Diri, the wife of the Governor of Bayelsa State and the Zonal Chairman of the South-South, also expressed her support for the initiative enumerating the success story of RHI in the lives of many women and special groups accross the country.

 

The highlight of the occasion was the formal presentation of cheques to the wives of the Governors in the South-South region, as well as RHI monetary support to one hundred persons with special needs.

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