Renewed Hope Initiative: First Lady Reiterates Commitment To Assist Farmers
Senator Oluremi Tinubu, the First Lady has reiterated commitment to focus on assisting farmers across the country as part of major priorities of her Renewed Hope Initiative (RHI).
Mrs Tinubu made the promise in Abuja on Wednesday when she received the executives of the National Agricultural Development Fund (NADFUND), led by the Executive Secretary, Dr Garzali Mohammed in her office.
She said this was important in view of the state of emergency declaration on food security made by President Bola Tinubu.
She said the enthusiasm of existing and prospective farmers in the country to work with the Federal Government in driving ongoing food security agenda would be matched with grants and other support from the initiative.
Recieved a boost
The initiative received a boost with the readiness of NADFUND to collaborate with it on capacity building, guided direction on provision of implements, inputs and expertise advice on agricultural scope of RHI.
The first lady described the visit as one that would boost the initiative’s quest for a better deal for women in the agricultural sector.
She pointed out that the initiative intended to get to the six geopolitical zones of the country, to enhance the agricultural sector through women participation and improved capacity.
She assured the agency of her support in possible areas and sharing her wealth of experience at the appropriate time.
Mohammed had said that NADFUND, which started over a year ago, was saddled with the responsibility of building robust capacity in the agricultural sector, providing market for agricultural produce and financial inclusion.