Senator Oluremi Tinubu, wife of the APC presidential candidate, has said that youth empowerment and girl-child education are key priorities to her husband, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, and that both will be prioritised if he is elected at the polls next year.
Oluremi said this at the North-East Zonal flag-off of the Tinubu/Shettima Women Campaign. The very impressive event took place at the Sports Centre, Maiduguri, on Saturday, December 10, 2022.
Speaking at the event, Oluremi thanked North-East youth for their overwhelming support and assured women and youths of her commitment to working as one with the wife of the APC vice-presidential candidate, Hajiya Nana Shettima, if their husbands are elected in 2023.
“I want to particularly recognize the efforts of our youth today. Coming out today despite this being the women’s campaign is very encouraging for us and I can assure you that Hajiya Nana Shettima and I will work together as a team.”
She further stated that youth empowerment and girl-child education will be key focus areas of the Tinubu/Shettima administration.
“I can assure you that youth unemployment will be on the front burner of the Tinubu/Shettima administration. Also, women empowerment and the education of the girl-child because before you can empower a woman, the woman has to have a form of education and education is very key to the growth of our women, not only in the North-East, but in the country as a whole.
“Because when you educate one woman, you’ve really done well for the entire household, not to speak of the entire nation”, she said.
Senator Tinubu also pledged to provide the needed support and care for women of the North-East.
“Earlier today, we were at the governor’s office to pay him a courtesy visit and there, we were able to realize that the women of the North-East will need a lot more of the tender loving care. They need our assistance and I can assure you and promise you that we will be there.”
The event, which was hosted by the wife of the Borno state governor and North-East zonal coordinator of the Tinubu/Shettima Women Presidential Campaign Team, Dr. Falmata Zulum, had in attendance the wife of the APC presidential candidate and chairman of the women campaign team, Senator Oluremi Tinubu; wife of the APC vice-presidential candidate and former first lady of Borno State, Hajiya Nana Shettima; and wives of other APC governors from Kogi, Plateau, Kebbi, Lagos and Cross-River states.
The Deputy National Women Leader of the APC, Hajia Zainab Ibrahim, and many high profile women within the party were also present.
The North-East zonal rally is the fifth in the series of women’s rallies so far held by the women’s wing of the APC presidential campaign since its inauguration in October 2022.