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Women Community in Africa comprising of NGOs, CSOs, advocacy arm of Beyond Mentors Community Care Initiative Princess Sylvia Foundation for the Less privilege amongst other groups today joined in the First Lady’s humanitarian scheme to alleviate hardship on the elderly in the country.

This kind gesture of the First Lady, Senator Oluremi Tinubu is in sync with the Administration Renewed Hope agenda aimed at bringing aid to the elderly.

Speaking on behalf of the First Lady,Haj. Nana Shetima underscored the importance of reaching out to aged ones especially in this festive season saying the scheme has been able to disburse the sum of 950million naira to help empower 250 aged ones ranging from age 65 and above with each individual across the 36 states of the Federation getting a cash gift of 100,000 respectively.

Other services rendered to the elderly included free medical checkup and care, guidance and counseling, enlightenment on the National Health Insurance Scheme amongst others.

The Women Community in Africa also supported this humanitarian course with 600 kettles, wrappers and satchets of detergent to be given to the wives of the Chiefs in the National Capital .

Speaking during a goodwill message,the FCT Minister of State, Dr. Mariya Mahmoud expressed gratitude to the First Lady for this kind gesture saying it reflects her commitment to ensuring the well-being of the aged and less privileged.

The event also featured discussions from teenage and young girls from the various area councils of Abuja on gender based violence and their roles in bringing an end to the menace .

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