First Lady Oluremi Tinubu launches vegetable garden

Calls for women to promote food security campaign

First Lady of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Senator Oluremi Tinubu, has unveiled a personal vegetable garden at the State House Residence. This initiative aims to encourage women, particularly first-time farmers, to participate in the nationwide “Every Home A Garden Competition.”

Speaking during the ceremony, Senator Tinubu emphasized the crucial role of women in leading the food security campaign, unveiling her garden which featured seven different vegetables including spinach, water leaf, bitter leaf, Ewedu, lemon grass, scent leaf, and Okro.

“This little garden will not only provide healthy vegetables for my household but also serve as a model for my staff and inspire others to embrace smart gardening,” Senator Tinubu stated, highlighting the medicinal benefits of the vegetables grown.

She further urged women across Nigeria to join the competition by planting gardens in their homes, stressing that such initiatives not only enhance communal living but also support the Federal Government’s food security agenda.

During the event, Senator Tinubu showcased her garden to prominent guests including Chioma Uzodinma, the Wife of the Imo State governor, and Mrs. Aisha Matawale, Wife of the Minister of State for Defence.

This display aimed to encourage widespread participation in the competition, which requires first-time women farmers to submit 30-second videos detailing their garden setups to the respective offices of the Wives of the various State Governments by September 25, 2024.

The competition promises a grand prize of N25 million Naira to the winner, emphasizing its significance in promoting sustainable agriculture practices and empowering women in Nigeria’s agricultural sector.

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