‘Tinubu, Vanguard of Women Empowerment,’ Says FCT State Minister

Hudu Yakubu, Abuja.

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As political parties intensify efforts to woo the electorate in the forthcoming general elections, the Minister of State for the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Dr. Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, has described the All Progressives Congress’ (APC) presidential candidate, Sen. Bola Ahmed Tinubu, as the vanguard of women empowerment, among other candidates.
The minister made the claim during a “Train the Trainers” summit held at the International Conference Centre, Abuja and organized by the group, Nigerian Women Unite for Tinubu/Shettima.
Sen. Oluremi Tinubu, wife of the APC presidential candidate, addresses participants at the training.


She affirmed that the support given to Sen. Oluremi Tinubu, wife of the APC presidential aspirant, as an eloquent demonstration of Asiwaju’s commitment to giving women political space.
Aliyu, who acknowledged the roles of women in nation-building, and the numerical strength of women, also emphasized that with unity of purpose, great candidates and a dynamic party machinery, the odds favour the ruling All Progressives Congress.
‘Our presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, is the vanguard of women empowerment above all other candidates.
‘His support and encouragement to his wife says it all.
Dr. Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, the FCT Minister of State.


‘We have every confidence that a Bola Tinubu-Presidency is the best suited to advance the fortunes of women in this country.
‘He would ensure effective participation of women in commanding heights of the national economy, agriculture, manufacturing, hi-tech and commerce.
‘He has done it in his family. He has done it in Lagos and will do it at the national level.
‘Tinubu/Shettima will make Nigeria secure again. His liberality speaks for itself.
‘He will give attention to the ordinary women in our communities through promotion of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs).
‘He will implement innovative and impactful safety-net programmes.
He is set to make women the drivers of our agricultural production,’said the FCT Minister of State.
Also, wife of the APC presidential candidate, Mrs. Oluremi Tinubu, vowed to restore a defunct programme tagged “Better Life for Rural Women,” if elected come February 25, 2023.
She further promised the restoration of the defunct Family Support Programme, stressing that priority would be given to women and child health;
She pledged to curb maternal/child mortality rates in Nigeria and enhance child nutrition, amongst others.


Edited by Amaka E. Nliam
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