First Lady Oluremi Tinubu Speaks on Migration, Urges Nigerians to Focus on Agriculture

The First Lady of Nigeria, Oluremi Tinubu, has expressed her disapproval of Nigerians who seek better opportunities abroad, condemning the trend in a widely circulated video on social media. In the video shared by Arise News on YouTube, she criticized the fact that Nigerians often accept menial jobs abroad while refusing similar positions at home.

Senator Tinubu highlighted the disparity where highly educated Nigerians would drive taxis overseas but would not consider such roles in Nigeria. She urged Nigerians to assist the less privileged among them and not rely solely on government support, suggesting that funds used for lavish parties could be better utilized to help those in need.

Furthermore, the First Lady encouraged Nigerians to engage more in agricultural activities to boost the country’s economy. During a meeting with the Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, Amina Mohammed, at the Presidential Villa in Abuja, Senator Tinubu emphasized the importance of agriculture in improving citizens’ welfare.

She highlighted the efforts of the Renewed Hope Initiative (RHI), particularly in agriculture, empowerment, education, health, and social welfare, to complement President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s administration. Senator Tinubu stressed the need for accountability in resource management, asserting that the President’s decisions aim to enhance Nigeria’s reputation globally.

Senator Tinubu also emphasized the need to inspire Nigerian youth to prioritize the nation’s interests above all else. Regarding internally displaced persons (IDPs), she mentioned that the RHI has initiated a monthly food outreach program for IDPs and persons with disabilities, demonstrating her commitment to serving the people.

In response, the Deputy Secretary-General of the UN, Amina Mohammed, expressed the organization’s desire for Nigeria to allocate more funds to support youth, women, and girls, highlighting the importance of investing in these demographics.

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