Time For Politicking Over, Says First Lady Remi Tinubu

The First Lady, Mrs Remi Tinubu, has stated that the time of politicking in the nation was over, and it’s time for the prospect seen by the founding fathers of the nation to materialise.


She made this known when the wives of ministers of the Federal Republic of Nigeria paid her a congratulatory visit in her office at the State House, Abuja, on Friday.

According to a statement by her media aide, Busola Kukoyi, the First Lady pointed out that women have a critical role in bringing healing to the nation, hence her Renewed Hope Initiative (RHI) reaching out to the displaced people of Mangu in Plateau State.

“Our colonial masters saw a prospect in Nigeria and that is why they brought all of us together. It is time for that prospect to materialize now.

“When we build lives, we are actually building our nation. Politics is over. Every state we want to really affect. We want to go in there because it is our state. Nigeria belongs to all of us. So when we want to begin politics, everybody will go back to their own tents, but right now, Nigeria is more important. It is more important than any party or any political affiliation,” she stated.

The visit was an opportunity for Senator Oluremi Tinubu to highlight some of the achievements of the Initiative within the first 100 days of President Bola Tinubu administration.

They include award of scholarships to 43 Nigerian students in tertiary institutions, ICT training, and empowerment to women within the FCT, among others.

“We have so much work to do together. I expect you all to be available to assist with the work we have to do in Nigeria

“There is no gainsaying that families need a better life but how do we go about it? Turning lives around is very important,” the First Lady added.

She urged the wives of the Ministers to continue to support their husbands and make them proud at all times.

In her remarks, the leader of the team and wife of the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources (Oil), Mrs Susan Lokpobiri, appealed to the First Lady to have their forum participate in the Renewed Hope Initiative through capacity utilisation.

“We will continue to support your dreams for Nigeria and support Mr President in the Renewed Hope Agenda for Nigeria,” Mrs Lokpobiri stated.

They also congratulated President Bola Tinubu and the First Lady for the victory at the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal.