President Bola Tinubu expressed his determination to reclaim Nigeria from vested interests that have hindered its progress during a meeting with All Progressives Congress (APC) Women Leaders from the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory. Led by Betta Edu, the APC National Woman Leader, the group convened in Abuja.
President Tinubu emphasized his administration’s commitment to addressing critical issues such as security, healthcare, and industrialization. These areas will be prioritized to drive the nation’s development forward.
Regarding education, Tinubu highlighted the implementation of the Students’ Loan Scheme, which aims to provide stable academic calendars for tertiary institutions. He stated, “We have established a scholarship scheme that would guarantee their four years of tertiary education.” Recognizing the importance of security, Tinubu affirmed that his administration was actively engaging in discussions to tackle insecurity promptly, acknowledging that women bear the brunt of insecurity globally.
Healthcare also featured prominently on the president’s agenda. He pledged to revamp health facilities and expressed his determination to pursue this objective with vigor. In addition, Tinubu stressed the significance of industrialization and assured the women leaders that their children and relatives would benefit from increased employment opportunities.
Expressing gratitude to the women leaders for their support during the campaigns and elections, President Tinubu commended their resilience in overcoming various challenges. He acknowledged their contributions and stated, “You all deserve gold medals because you worked so hard politically, overcoming so many obstacles like the fuel scarcity and Naira ‘confiscation.'” He assured them that their efforts would yield better rewards for their children’s future through the initiatives his administration is implementing.
Discussing his new role as ECOWAS chairman, Tinubu highlighted the increased responsibilities it entailed. However, he expressed determination to work even harder, vowing to continue striving for a better Nigeria. He reiterated his administration’s commitment to an open-door policy and emphasized the importance of national unity.
President Tinubu encouraged the APC women leaders to embrace members from other political parties who have recognized the positive trajectory and brighter future of the nation. He urged them to educate citizens about his administration’s policies and programs, assuring them that present difficulties were temporary. Tinubu emphasized that the gains from subsidy removal would be channeled towards improving the lives of Nigerians, ultimately benefiting the nation as a whole.
In conclusion, Betta Edu, the APC National Woman Leader, conveyed the group’s congratulations to President Tinubu on his electoral victory and his recent appointment as ECOWAS chairman. The meeting served as an opportunity for the women leaders to express their unwavering support and commitment to the president’s vision for Nigeria’s progress.