The wife of the President, and the Chairperson of Renewed Hope Initiative Foundation, Mrs. Remi Tinubu has donated the sum of N500 million to 500 families affected by violent conflicts in six local government areas of Plateau State.
The First Lady who was in Jos on Tuesday to make the donation and commiserate with the victims, encouraged them not to lose hope as her husband and other stakeholders work to ensure enduring peace in communities.
Speaking at the Government House, she said, “I am aware of the unfortunate crisis that bedevilled the State, particularly Mangu people. The report got me worried and concerned about the destruction of peace of the affected families. I can imagine the destruction of lives and properties. A time like this is not to come and express our sympathies, but to take concrete actions to alleviate the sufferings of those affected. That is why we are here today, not just to sympathize with you but to offer our meagre support
“This N500 million is our modest support to enable affected families to renew their lives as we provide them with the means to renew their shelter and other essential needs. To the affected families, I want you to know that you are not alone in the journey of recovery, we stand with you in solidarity and prayers. I urge you not to lose hope but to have faith in God.”
In his remarks, the State Governor, Caleb Mutfwang commended Mrs. Tinubu for the gesture as he described her as “a very compassionate leader who has passion for humanity and was not ready to play politics with her love for humanity.”
The Governor admonished the beneficiaries to use the resources judiciously and also be their brother’s keepers by sharing with other families who were not selected.
Earlier in her remarks, Mrs. Chioma Uzodinma who was on her entourage said, “These 500 families were carefully selected through the office of the State Governor for 6 local governments – Mangu, Riyom, Barkin Ladi, Bassa, Bokkos and Jos South LGA respectively, to ensure that those who are affected are the direct beneficiaries.”
The Gbong Gwom Jos, Da Jacob Buba who gave the vote of thanks appreciated the First Lady for the gesture and prayed for wisdom for President Tinubu to continue to pilot the affairs of the nation.