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Oluremi Tinubu Empowers 220 Women, PWDs with Agricultural Support Grants in Ogun

by Inclusive News Network

By Ogunbayo Oluwaseyi, Ogun

In a significant stride towards empowering women in agriculture and supporting persons with disabilities in business ventures, the Renewed Hope Initiative, spearheaded by the wife of the President, Senator Oluremi Tinubu, has launched a groundbreaking social intervention program.

The launch event, which took place at the Cultural Centre in Kuto, Abeokuta, marked the commencement of the Renewed Hope Initiative Women Agricultural Support Programme for the South West.

This initiative, aimed at fostering economic growth and inclusivity, has allocated a substantial sum of N60 million to benefit 120 women from the six South West states. N10 million was also allocated to support 100 persons with disabilities in enhancing their existing businesses. Specifically, the programme targets 20 women farmers per state, providing each with N500,000 to bolster their agricultural ventures. The funds, totaling N10 million per state in the South West zone, will be disbursed through the Renewed Hope Initiative (RHI) state coordinators in Ekiti, Lagos, Ogun, Ondo, Osun, and Oyo states.

Moreover, the Renewed Hope Initiative is collaborating with the Federal Ministry of Agriculture to extend support to young farmers, with 75% of beneficiaries being young female farmers and 25% young male farmers.

In her speech, Sen. Remi Tinubu said “Food is a major fundamental need of humankind. The prosperity and stewardship of any nation is measured by food sufficiency and care for the vulnerable groups.”

She assured of continued support for vulnerable and persons with disability in the country through the scheme.

Tinubu emphasized the importance of leveraging such opportunities to expand agricultural ventures, contribute significantly to local and national food production, and serve as role models for aspiring individuals seeking to join the agricultural domain.

Appreciating the gesture, Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun acknowledged the pivotal roles of the federal government in revitalizing the Agricultural sector in the country to enhance National food security and encourage export of Farm Produce.

Speaking on behalf of persons with disabilities (PWDs), the Chairman, Joint National Association of Persons with Disabilities (JONAPWD), Ogun state chapter, Dr Michael Ebonhor, thanked Mrs Oluremi Tinubu for the inclusion of PWDs in the intervention programme.

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