First Lady disburses N500m to IDPs in Jos, calls for tolerance


From left Wife of Plateau State Governor Mrs Helen Mutfwang, Plateau State Governor Barr. Caleb Mutfwang, First Lady of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and National Chairman Renewed Hope Initiative Her Excellency Senator Oluremi Tinubu CON, Speaker Plateau State House of Assembly Rt Hon Moses Sule and wife of the APC National Chairman Prof. Hafsat Ganduje at the presentation of N500 million Cheque to the Governor by the First Lady to help resettle 500 families displaced in communal conflicts in the State. This is under the Renewed Hope Initiative of the First Lady Senator Oluremi Tinubu CON.

By Mathew Dadiya

Nigerian First Lady, Senator Oluremi Tinubu has disbursed the sum of N500 million to the victims of religious crisis at the Internally Displaced Persons camps in Jos, Plateau state.

The First Lady affirmed that the diversity of Nigeria remains a great strength, saying “it is by living in peace and love that the great potentials of the nation would be actualized.”

Oluremi Tinubu spoke at the disbursement of relief and resettlement packages to 500 displaced victims of communal clashes and conflicts in 6 local government areas of Plateau State.

“I urge all Nigerians to embrace dialogue, tolerance, and understanding as we work together to build a more harmonious society. Let us remember that our diversity is our strength, and together, we can overcome the challenges that threaten our unity”.

“To the affected families, I want you to know that you are not alone in this journey to recovery. We, stand with you and extend our hands in solidarity, offering not only financial support but also our prayers as you return to your homes and communities in safety and peace”.

Mrs Tinubu used the opportunity to reemphasize the need for food production, in line with President Tinubu’s declaration of a state of emergency in food production.

A total of 500 families drawn from Mangu, Riyom, Barkin Lado, Bassa, Bokos and Jos South Local Government areas got one million Naira each to enable them return to their communities and rebuild homes.

In his remarks, the Plateau State Governor Caleb Mutfwang commended the First Lady for demonstrating true motherhood.

Mutfwang noted that despite the state being governed by an opposition party, Senator Oluremi Tinubu looked beyond this to bring relief and succor to the grieving families.

“Her being here today tells a wonderful story that after politicking, we must face governance and governance is all about the people”.

“ I assure you that we will supervise the use of the money and ensure it is used for the purpose it was given,” the governor said.