First Lady and Wife of the President, Senator Oluremi Tinubu has unveiled the Renewed Hope Initiative Elderly Support Scheme (RHIESS), an initiative where she gives out N100,000 per elderly woman in Ondo.
250 beneficiaries received 25 million naira in Ondo as presented by the Ondo State Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Hon. Ade Adetimehin, who represented the first lady at the launching of the program.
The 250 beneficiaries were drawn from all the 18 local government areas in the state.
Speaking at the occasion, Adetimehin said "Economic empowerment would go a long way towards cushioning the effects of the economic situation and alleviating the burdens of the elders during this festive period.
Delivering the message of the first lady, Adetimehin said, “This economic empowerment program is borne out of a steadfast commitment to the well-being of our elderly citizens, and it marks a significant stride in our collective pursuit of a more inclusive and compassionate society.
“This scheme is to support two hundred and fifty (250) vulnerable elderly 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 (DEPOWA).
“These selected beneficiaries will receive a sum of one hundred thousand naira (N100,000) each. This is to cushion the effect of the economic situation and alleviate the burdens of our esteemed elders during this festive period.
“The total sum to be disbursed is Nine Hundred and Fifty Million Naira (N950,000,000), as approved by the Governing Board of the Renewed Hope Initiative.
“Each state of the federation will receive the sum of twenty-five million naira (N25,000,000). We are committed to ensuring that each state receives this gesture without discrimination.
“As we approach the festive season, it becomes very important to emphasize the significance of prioritizing our elderly citizens in our initiatives. By reaching out to the elderly during this festive period, we not only honor their contributions but also acknowledge the unique encounters they face.
“To our senior citizens, I urge you to embrace life to the fullest, prioritize your health, nurture your minds, and strengthen your bonds with loved ones and with God. These are the keys to a rich and fulfilling life in your golden years.
“I equally extend my heartfelt appreciation to all your Excellencies, state coordinators of RHI, and partners who have supported free medical screening and the distribution of other sundry items to the beneficiaries, as the case may be, in ensuring the success of this program.
“This period should be a time of joy and comfort for all, even as we hope for a greater Nigeria in terms of security, education, health, employment, and business opportunities for all.
“We seek your continued support and prayers for the administration of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, GCFR, as we look forward to better days ahead.”
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Published 12/21/2023 9:36:23 PM