“Grow Your Own Food”: Remi Tinubu Tells Nigerians Amid Hardship, Social Media Users React

“Grow Your Own Food”: Remi Tinubu Tells Nigerians Amid Hardship, Social Media Users React

  • Nigeria's First Lady has sent an important message to citizens as economic hardship bites harder in the country
  • Remi Tinubu urged Nigerians to grow something as she reassured the citizenry that the renewed hope agenda is still intact
  • Reacting to her statement on X, some Nigerians demanded answers on what exactly should be planted, a few demanded money from the First Lady while others asked, "On what land"

Legit.ng journalist Esther Odili has over two years of experience covering political parties and movements.

State House, Abuja - Amid economic hardship, hunger and inflation, First Lady Oluremi Tinubu has urged Nigerians to get more involved in agricultural production.

Remi Tinubu sends key message to Nigerians amid untold hardship
Nigerians reacted differently as Remi Tinubu urged the citizens to grow their food amid economic hardship. Photo credit: SEN. OLUREMI TINUBU, CON
Source: Facebook

As reported by Channels TV, Mrs Tinubu made this call when she received the Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations, Amina Mohammed, in her office on Wednesday, March 20, at the State House, Abuja.

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The First Lady noted that the various interventions of Tinubu's Renewed Hope Initiative (RHI), especially in the areas of agriculture, empowerment, education, health and social welfare, were to complement the efforts of President Bola Tinubu’s administration.

“We can grow our food. Everybody should grow something.”
“The President has made the right decisions. These decisions will help us build a Nigeria that is more respected. We should be more accountable as a people as regards our resources.”

She emphasised the need to inspire the youths to think appropriately about the nation.

Nigerians react to Remi Tinubu's statement

The First Lady's statement has got many talking online. Legit.ng captured some of their reactions on X.

@phildubem tweeted:

"Funny People. Y'all are growing money but others should grow something."

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@Osagiepumpn tweeted:

"Break those interlocking tiles and grow a garden."

@CruiseAtuekong tweeted:

"Oya give us money first."

@MOHL33_ tweeted:

"On which land?"

@Austinesmart7 tweeted:

"Grow what exactly?"

Tinubu urged to tackle rising insecurity, hunger

In another related piece, Legit.ng reported that the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero, on Monday, February 12, requested that the First Lady, Oluremi Tinubu, communicate to the president the current economic challenges bedevilling Nigerians.

The monarch expressed his desire for the First Lady to personally convey this message from the palace to President Tinubu, her husband, noting that Nigerians were currently grappling with suffering, including hunger and starvation, among other issues.

He said:

“Although we have several means of communicating to the government on our needs and requests, your way and means are the surest way to tell the president the actual happenings in the country.

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“The hunger and starvation in the land, though didn’t start with this government, but the situation has become worse and needs urgent attention.”

Source: Legit.ng

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Esther Odili (Politics and Current Affairs Editor) Esther Odili is a journalist and a Politics/Current Affairs Editor at Legit.ng with 6+ years of experience. Before joining Legit.ng, Esther has worked with other reputable media houses, such as the New Telegraph newspaper and Galaxy Television. She Holds OND and HND in Mass Communication from NIJ, where she was recognized as the best student in print journalism in 2018. Email: esther.odili@corp.legit.ng.

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