Nigeria is not an impoverished nation, affirms First Lady Oluremi Tinubu.


Senator Oluremi Tinubu, the First Lady of Nigeria, has emphasized that Nigeria should not be characterized as a poor country. In a Christmas message following a festive gathering for the children of Nana Berry Orphanage in Abuja, she expressed optimism about the coming year, declaring it would be a glorious one for Nigerians. The First Lady encouraged parents to instill hope in their children.

Her statement conveyed, “As we enter the year 2024, our focus should be on transforming the lives of the young ones. Regardless of our individual circumstances, we must refrain from discussing poverty in the presence of our children. We are not a poor nation; those who are affluent should extend care to the less privileged, elevating them to prosperity. It is as simple as that.”

Addressing the misinterpretation of the poverty narrative, she stressed the importance of providing hope and presenting a positive outlook to young hearts. She expressed belief in the upcoming year being one of glory for those who anticipate it.

The First Lady underscored the role of parents in narrating Christmas stories to their children, harking back to the tradition many grew up with. She announced a shift in the Christmas celebration at the State House, where they plan to adopt a new orphanage home each year, aiming to imbue a sense of well-being and belonging in the children.

Highlighting the potential of every child to achieve their dreams, she emphasized the need to expose them to possibilities. The Christmas celebration served as a reminder of the sacrificial death of Jesus Christ and the love that led Him to lay down His life for humanity. Senator Tinubu urged the nation to continue making sacrifices for the greater good, emphasizing the importance of laying a solid foundation for future generations.

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