Details about the meeting between First Lady Remi Tinubu, the wife of the current President of Nigeria, Bola Tinubu, and Dame Patience Jonathan, the former president Goodluck Jonathan’s wife, have come to light.
Mrs. Jonathan was paying the First Lady a courtesy visit, according to a statement made earlier and provided to this news outlet by Mrs. Tinubu’s media assistant, Busola Kukoyi.
During the visit, Mrs. Jonathan reportedly promised to help the current First Lady lead the nation forward and encouraged other women to do the same.
She thanked the first lady for the positive effects she has had on Nigerian women’s lives. As the wife of a former president, Mrs. Jonathan argued that it was crucial for her to support and uplift Mrs. Tinubu in her efforts to advance the country.
Mrs. Jonathan thanked women’s organizations for their support of President Bola Tinubu and his wife and urged them to continue supporting the government in order to maintain the nation’s patriotic efforts.
“You are one of the women that I look up to because you can make Nigerian women proud; I am here to encourage and support you because we are one country, and our country must move forward.
“Twenty-four hours, I am with you. Call me any time, any day, I will work with you for the country to move forward and to be better because it is our country. We have no other place to go.
“When we talk about the presidency, we have come and left. It is your turn. We that have left must support you to achieve what you are here for, like we have archived so that Nigeria will move forward.
“I use this opportunity to plead with the women of this country to support this government; she carried us along when she was a governor’s wife; now that she is a First Lady, the sky is her limit,” Vanguard quoted Mrs Jonathan saying.
Responding, the first lady commended Jonathan for her support and advice.
She said: “We thank God that she is here on a solidarity visit and for us to talk on how to move the nation forward.
“I appreciate her visit, her support and all the tips she is always giving.”