First Lady Oluremi Tinubu, through the Renewed Hope Initiative, provided a substantial support of N427.75 million to families of the nation’s fallen heroes on Tuesday.
Each of the 1,709 widows and orphans of the Nigerian Armed Forces will receive N250,000 to help them either revitalize existing businesses or embark on new ventures for the well-being of their families.
Presenting the relief package to beneficiaries from across the country, Mrs. Tinubu expressed the hope that the financial aid would empower them to navigate a new path forward. Acknowledging the resilience and sacrifices of these families, she emphasized their courage in the face of adversity, noting that widows are survivors.
The Chief of Defence Staff, General Christopher Musa, represented by Major-General Danladi Salisu, conveyed gratitude for the First Lady’s efforts, recognizing the significant boost such support provides to the morale of both families of fallen heroes and those currently in service.
President of the Defence and Police Officers Wives Association, Oghogho Musa, received the donation on behalf of the beneficiaries, describing it as a crucial relief for these families. The widows and orphans, drawn from various associations, including the Nigerian Army Officers Wives Association, Nigerian Navy Officers Wives Association, Nigerian Air Force Officers Wives Association, Police Officers Wives Association, and Defence Officers Wives Association, were all part of this philanthropic initiative.
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