RHI Commences Zero Hunger Campaign in Abuja Councils

RHI Commences Zero Hunger Campaign in Abuja Councils

The FCT Administration has commenced the distribution of food items in Area Councils of the Federal Capital Territory through the Renewed Hope Initiative of the First Lady of Nigeria, Senator Oluremi Tinubu

Presenting assorted food items to residents of Yangoji Leprosy Colony, in Abaji Area Council of FCT, the Mandate Secretary of FCT Women Affairs Secretariat, Hon. Dr. Adedayo Benjamins-Laniyi said that the initiative is a direct intervention from the office of the First Lady of the Federation, aimed at achieving zero hunger status in FCT.

In her words, “This is a special intervention from the Renewed Hope Initiative of the First Lady of Nigeria, Distinguished Senator Oluremi Tinubu, aimed at putting food on the tables of the vulnerable in the six Area Councils of the FCT. This intervention sets to achieve zero hunger status in FCT. The Hon. Minister of Minister of FCT, Barr. Nyesom Wike, and the Minister of State for FCT, Dr. Mayiham Mahmud are working assiduously with the Office of the First Lady, to ensure that food is available for you in this remote area. Therefore, be rest assured that you have a government that cares for your needs always, “Hon. Adedayo stressed.

Responding to the palliative distribution initiative, chief of Yangoji  Leprosy Colony, Ali Isa, conveyed profound thanks to the government for its commitment to fulfilling promises outlined in the Renewed Hope Agenda. “I am very happy today, and I appreciate the government. I have seen the Renewed Hope Agenda in action. Others have left us with promises, but the President has started fulfilling his commitments. The First Lady brought abundant food for us, and we are grateful.” the Chief said.

Sadiya Abubukar, the Women Leader of Yangoji Leprosy Colony expressed her gratitude by saying, “I am deeply pleased that Mr. President has sent us these food items. It shows that President Bola Ahmed Tinubu is aware of our presence here.”


At Kulo Community, one of the most remote locations nestled within Kuje Area Council, the team delivered essential food supplies to the vulnerable and less privileged. Kulo, renowned for its groundnut production, welcomed the gesture with open arms, as residents expressed their appreciation for the tangible support received, wh8ch is the first of such since the time of late 1st Lady H.E Dr Mariam Babangida.

The outreach extended to Iddo Sarki, situated within AMAC Area Council, where members of the community, including widows, youths, and the vulnerable, received essential food supplies. The act of kindness reverberated throughout the community, offering a beacon of hope amidst challenging times.

The initiative underscores the government’s dedication to addressing the needs of vulnerable communities and fostering a sense of solidarity and support across the FCT.

Through collaborative efforts and unwavering commitment, the Renewed Hope Initiative continues to make a tangible difference in the lives of those most in need.

As the distribution of food items to vulnerable communities across the FCT continues, the impact of the Renewed Hope Initiative resonates deeply, reaffirming the government’s pledge to prioritize the welfare of all citizens, especially those facing hardship and adversity.

In another development, Dr Adedayo Benjamins-Laniyi has charged Kuje Women to ensure that they and their Children acquire basic education and relevant skills in other to improve their Social Welfare.

The Mandate Secretary who spoke through The Head of Education Department, Dr Mosunmola Abdulwahid said this during the interaction with Kuje Women in Communication of International Women’s Day.

Honourable Adedayo Benjamins-Laniyi said that when we talk about investing in Women; it means investing in her Education, her health, physical and mental, and general well-being.

” It is only when a Woman is educated and gainfully employed that she can make progress and be able to impact positively on the Society”.

She encouraged The Women to give their children proper training devoid of gender discrimination.

She added that The girl Child should be given the right to education as her male counterpart.

Also speaking at the Event The Wife of The Kuje Area Council Chairman, Her Excellency; Mrs Salamatu Abdullahi Sabo  told the Women  that Girl Child Education is paramount to accelerating progress. She used herself as an example of one whose Parents knew the importance of educating a girl child. She said there’s no Career that a woman cannot be involved in as their are Women Pilots, Engineers etc.

The Kuje First Lady said Women are not in competition with Men. She urged Women to be disciplined, respectful and bring up their Children in the same manner.

She added that cleaning and cooking is not meant for female child alone as they are basic Skills that everyone should be able to perform.

Mrs Zainab Abu, Head, Gender Unit of Primary Health Care Board taught the Women about basic health care routine for Women for a healthy lifestyle.

Ms Kemi Samuel gave a talk on Mental health. She said Women are encumbered with a lot of care and tend to worry and be anxious about not meeting up. She said it was important to find time to rest, relax and the importance of maintaining a balance in their daily life.

Mrs Joy Okosa,Head, Family Unit of Women Affairs Secretariat talked on sexual and gender based violence, how to avoid it , and what to do when it occurs.


Some of The Women interviewed expressed appreciation and delight that International Women’s Day Celebration was brought to them in their locality.

They appreciated the FCT Administration and The Renewed Hope Initiative of The First Lady which has made it possible for those in the rural Women to benefit from international celebrations like their counterparts in the City.


Josie Mudasiru

Deputy Director/Head,

Public Relations Department


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