The Market Women and Men Association of Nigeria in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) made a generous contribution on Tuesday by presenting tubers of yam, tomatoes, pepper, and onions to Senator Oluremi Tinubu, the First Lady.
Mrs. Felicia Sani, the National President of the association, expressed that the donation served as a formal gesture to welcome Mrs. Tinubu to Abuja. Sani added that it was also a symbolic act of officially adopting the First Lady as a member of their association, recognizing her positive contributions to the overall well-being of women across the country.
Mrs. Sani highlighted that the success of market women during the administration led by President Bola Tinubu is attributed to the peaceful environment he has fostered since assuming office. Under his leadership, market women have thrived in their businesses.
Mrs. Felicia Sani encouraged the First Lady to persist in providing essential resources to support market women across various levels, facilitating the expansion of their businesses. Emphasizing the significance of such backing, Sani stressed that market women merit all the necessary support to enhance their trades and contribute positively to the nation’s economy.
Sani appealed to Nigerians to prioritize the collective well-being of the country and refrain from actions that might trigger a crisis. She underscored the importance of fostering unity and cooperation for the greater good.
“We have adopted the wife of Mr President, Sen. Oluremi Tinubu, because of her love for market women and Nigerians in general.
“We are trying as women but more support from the first lady is needed,” she said.
Responding, Ms Joy Okosa, Assistant Director in the Women Affairs Secretariat, FCTAdministration, who spoke on behalf of the Mandate Secretary of the secretariat, Mrs Adedayo Benjamin-Lanlyl, pledged the administration’s continued support to women.