Nigeria’s First Lady, Sen Remi Tinubu has disclosed that her husband, Bola Ahmed Tinubu would not have become the President of Nigeria if he stayed in a foreign country.
Naija News gathered that the former lawmaker stated this at the Nigeria Economic Growth and Trade Summit on the sidelines of the 78th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).
The session was organised at the Nigeria House in New York by the Nigeria Governors’ Wives Forum.
According to the President’s wife, the brain drain in Africa has deprived the continent of the talents it needs to develop itself.
She called on Nigerians outside the country to key into the “Renewed Hope” agenda of President Tinubu for the betterment of the country.
The First Lady said, “In our various communities, we must work towards creating conditions and providing basic needs that allow people to thrive by providing access to qualitative education, an enabling environment for job creation, and the development of local industries will create viable economic opportunities.
“The Renewed Hope initiative is an initiative that we just started, aimed at creating a better life for families.
“Our scope covers agriculture, education, economic empowerment, health and social investment, focusing on women and the youth who are the bedrock of the society.
“With the youth accounting for 70 per cent of our population and women representing 49.6 per cent of the population, I believe that schemes which focus on empowering this demographic, coupled with an enabling environment, will gradually begin to reverse the negative trend of migration.”
The first lady said the wives of governors must work to create equal opportunities for all in the country.
She added, “Policy reforms that encourage skilled individuals to return home after obtaining educational experience abroad, can help reverse the dream.
“I know Mr. President did not tell me that but I just want to reassure you that it’s good to come back home.
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“If he stayed here and said he liked it here, I don’t think he would have ever become your president. So that’s a food for thought. God bless you and see you soon.”
The chair of the governors’ wives forum, Olufolake AbdulRazaq on her part said the outcome of the summit should stem the tide of migration in Nigeria.