Senator Oluremi Tinubu, the wife of the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Bola Ahmed Tinubu has assured Nigerians that the Tinubu-Shettima administration will have women issues and youth unemployment at the front burner.
The Senator gave this assurance at the South-West zonal Tinubu/Shettima Women Presidential Campaign rally held in Lagos to promote the candidacy of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and his running mate, Senator Kashim Shettima.
Tinubu appreciated the residents of Lagos Central for their support of her political career and for helping her become the first woman to hold office in the Nigerian Senate for three consecutive terms.
“I want to thank particularly Lagos Central Senatorial District for sending me to the National Assembly. I became the first woman to serve three terms; I thank you from the bottom of my heart that you gave me such a wonderful opportunity,” she said.
She made reference to her humanitarian efforts in the state and extolled the virtues of the wife of the APC vice-presidential candidate, Hajiya Nana Shettima.
“Since 2007 when my husband finished his tenure as the governor of this state, I kept working for the good of our people and humanity through my various charities. I see a kindred spirit in my sister, Hajiya Nana Shettima.
“When I first met her, in my second term in the National Assembly, then I was chairing the Senate Committee on Women Affairs. There was a motion raised on the floor of the Senate and we had to go to Borno State to observe what was going on in the IDP camps.
“I visited Borno state while the husband was governor and I saw a woman passionate about the people. She served the women and the IDPs relentlessly,” she said.
On women and youth issues being given due priority should her husband emerge as president at next year’s polls, she said “I can reassure you that women issues, youth unemployment will be on the front burner of the Tinubu/Shettima administration,” she said.