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First Lady supports police, military retirees with N950m

Wife of the President, Oluremi Tinubu, has gifted 250 police, military retirees and other senior members of society across Nigeria, the sum of N950 million.

The First Lady pledged the financial support at the maiden edition of the Renewed Hope Initiative ElderIy Support Scheme on Thursday in Abuja.

She said that the scheme is to cushion the effect of the economic situation on senior cit!zens, adding that each of the beneficiaries will receive N100,000.

Mrs Tinubu said; “This economic empowerment programme is borne out of a steadfast commitment to the well-being of our elderIy citizens and it marks a significant stride in our collective pursuit of a more inclusive and compassionate society.

“This scheme is to support 250 vulnerable elderIy citizens aged 65 and above in all 36 states of the federation, the Federal Capital Territory and veterans from the Defence and Police Officers’ Wives Association.

“These selected beneficiaries will receive N100,000 each. This is to cushion the effect of the economic situation and to alleviate the burdens of our esteemed elders during this festive period.

“The total sum to be disbursed is N950m as approved by the Governing Board of the Renewed Hope Initiative.”

The former senator noted the 36 states of the federation would be given N25m each to give to beneficiaries.

“Each state of the federation will receive the sum of N25m. We are committed to ensuring that each state receives this gesture, without discrimination. By reaching out to the elderIy this festive period, we not only honour their contributions but also acknowledge the unique encounters they face.

“This period should be a time of joy and comfort for all, even as we hope for a greater Nigeria, in security, education, health, employment, and business opportunities for all. We seek your continued support and prayers for the administration of President Bola Tinubu, as we look forward to better days ahead,” Mrs Tinubu added.