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Politics of Wednesday, 11 October 2023


Reactions trail First Lady's 'education is the key' comment amid Tinubu's CSU certificate saga

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu and First Lady, Oluremi Tinubu President Bola Ahmed Tinubu and First Lady, Oluremi Tinubu

Nigeria's First Lady, Senator Oluremi Tinubu has got many talking on social media following her latest statement.

Channels TV reported that the president's wife emphasised the need to equip the girl-child with quality education to help them withstand societal challenges.

Speaking during an interactive session in Abuja on Wednesday, October 11, to mark the 2023 International Day of the Girl-Child, Mrs. Tinubu said the day provided an opportunity for people to reflect on the challenges faced by girls in the country and to also celebrate their remarkable potential and resilience, Vanguard reported.

“Our girls are not just the leaders of tomorrow; they are the leaders of today. It’s high time we break down barriers that have held them back for long. Education is the key weapon that we must use to ensure that every girl is free from discrimination and intimidation,” Mrs Tinubu stated.

“This is one of the reasons I have taken it as a priority to encourage the girl child so she can achieve her potential," she added.

Nigerians as usual react to the statement made by the First Lady as she encourages the girl child's education.

@June12Post tweeted: "She should direct that advise to her husband."

@Drsaintdikachi tweeted: "But d man him d with no go school."

@MichaelEmiabata tweeted: "Please tell your hubby

@officialABAT that good example is better than precept."

@jhon_odey tweeted: "Education is key, but your husband forged certificate."

@Emmanuel__Emeka tweeted: "Course Code - Nigeria 101."