Nigerian women should lead food security campaign – Oluremi Tinubu 

The First Lady Senator Oluremi Tinubu has said Nigerian women must be seen at the forefront of the food security campaign in the country.

She said this at the State House in Abuja while unveiling her vegetable garden which she planted to encourage first time women farmers to join the ongoing Every Home A Garden Competition.

The First Lady, who has planted seven vegetables including spinach, water leaf, bitter leaf, Ewedu, lemon grass, scent leaf and okro said a little effort on the part of every individual will go a long way in ameliorating food insufficiency.

“This little garden will be able to provide healthy vegetables enough for my household and I would definitely be able to let some of my staff have as well.

“The solution to any problem lies in everyone contributing their own quota to getting that solution. As a leader I must show example and plant my own garden,” she said.

She encouraged first time women farmers all over the country to join the competition by planting a garden in their homes such that the produce will be sufficient to feed them and their neighbours.

“This will also enhance communal living and help drive the food security campaign of the Federal Government. The vegetables are medicinal and the garden is to lead by example for other women to embrace smart gardening,” she said.

She took the wife of Imo State governor, Chioma Uzodinma, and the wife of the Minister of State for Defence Mrs Aisha Matawalle, round the garden.