By Chinwe Imo-Eze Onwosi

The First Lady of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Sen. Oluremi Tinubu, has distributed N25 million to 250 vulnerable elderly people through the Renewed Hope Initiative Elderly Support Scheme (RHIESS) in Ebonyi State

Tinubu was represented at the maiden edition of the RHIESS in Abakaliki on Thursday by Ebonyi Gov.’s Wife, Chief Mrs Mary-Maudline Ogbonna Nwifuru, who is the state Coordinator of the initiative.

She said,” This scheme is to support 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).

She urged the senior citizens to embrace life to the fullest, prioritse their health, nurture their minds and strengthen with God as key to a rich fulfilling life.

“These selected beneficiaries will receive a sum of N100,000 each. This is to cushion the effect of the economic situation and to alleviate the burdens of our esteemed elders during this festive period.”

Tinubu added that the a total sum to be disbursed is N950 million as approved by the Governing Board of the Renewed Hope Initiative.

According to her, each state of the federation will received the sum of N25 million.

“We are committed to ensuring that each state receives this gesture, without discrimination,” she said.

Tinubu, who emphasised the significance of prioritising the elderly people in the initiative, said reaching out to them was part of honouring their contributions and acknowledged the unique encounter they faced.

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