The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Nyesom Wike, met with Nigeria’s First Lady, Remi Tinubu, to discuss on possible collaboration to establish women affairs directorate in Abuja.
Naija News reports that Wike, alongside the Minister of State for the FCT, Mariya Mahmood, visited the State House in Abuja to discuss the potential areas of collaboration with Mrs Tinubu, emphasizing the necessity of this collaboration due to the absence of a directorate for women affairs in the FCT.
‘We want to collaborate with her on how to take care of women, and work with her to ensure that the Renewed Hope agenda is achieved,” Wike told journalists after the meeting, stressing that the FCT wants to play its own role in that agenda.
As part of the plan to establish a directorate for women’s affairs in the FCT, the minister says he will seek approval from President Bola Tinubu, first.
While waiting for the approval, the minister appealed to the First Lady to take him and his ministry as part of her team.
In her remark earlier, the First Lady said the comprehensive implementation of the Federal Government’s Renewed Hope Agenda should not only focus on the strategic development of the agricultural sector but should also acknowledge the important role of women and create an empowering environment for them.
The First Lady commended the minister for prioritizing the inclusion of women.
She expressed her appreciation for the efforts made by the FCT in developing agriculture, which is one of the key focus areas of the Renewed Hope Initiative.
The First Lady believe that this initiative holds great potential for exploration and is deserving of applause.
Remi Tinubu added: “Just this morning, I saw a newsflash that the FCT Minister is collaborating with Israel on agriculture, and I said I would love to discuss agriculture with the honourable minister. Although women and children is what we do, it is not just women. We went as far as Belarus to study what they were doing. They have so much to offer in different areas, and they are willing to assist, going as far as offering us scholarships at the Renewed Hope Initiative.
“What you have done today has really brought a lot of ease to our work because once you have the directorate there, we will know how to reach them. That is why I think that God has a hand in what we are doing. You have really lightened my burden.”
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