SIERRA LEONE – The First Lady of Nigeria, Senator Oluremi Tinubu, has said the administration of President Bola Tinubu is laying the foundation for a more formidable nation with prospects of a great future.
She stated this at a dinner held in her honour by the Nigerians in Diaspora Organisation (NIDO), in Sierra Leone.
The First Lady noted that the present administration in the country has the best interest of Nigerians as its focus, hence the bold policies and programmes put in place by the government.
“I can assure you. You can trust my husband. Nigeria is like a fresh baby that we have to nurture.
“We hope to lay a good foundation that generations will be able to build upon. We are in it to make sure we can turn our nation around.”
Senator Oluremi Tinubu commended Nigerians living in Sierra Leone for the unity they demonstrate despite being from different tribes and religious backgrounds.
This, she said, should be emulated by Nigerians back home.
The President of NIDO in Sierra Leone Engr Abiodun Oyebola, on behalf of the others, expressed confidence in President Bola Tinubu’s administration, noting that they will continue to support the government.
They also commended her initiative, the Renewed Hope Initiative, for all it has done so far.
They asked her to collaborate with other African First Ladies to replicate programmes such as the empowerment of widows and orphans of the Armed Forces in their countries.
He appealed to the First Lady to lend a helping hand to the Nigerian community in Sierra Leone in executing their project of a Nigerian Hospital in the country.
Some of the Nigerians who spoke asked that the government should help see to including Nigerians in the diaspora in subsequent voting processes.
The First Lady Senator Oluremi Tinubu was in Sierra Leone on the invitation of the country’s First Lady to commemorate the UN Day on the Prevention of and Healing from Child Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Violence on November 18.