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First Lady unveils vegetable garden inside Aso Villa

By George George Idowu

Nigeria’s First lady, Senator Oluremi Tinubu, has unveiled her vegetable garden inside Aso Villa and called on Nigerian women to take a leading role in the nation’s food security campaign.

During the unveiling of her garden, the president wife encouraged first-time women farmers to join the ongoing “Every Home A Garden” competition.

In her vegetable garden, Oluremi Timubu planted seven types of vegetables including spinach, water leaf, bitter leaf, Ewedu, lemon grass, scent leaf, and Okra, emphasized that individual efforts can significantly address food insufficiency.

While conducting her visitors round the garden, she said: “This little garden will provide healthy vegetables for my household and some of my staff. The solution to any problem lies in everyone contributing their part,” adding that as a leader, she must set an example by planting her own garden.

Mrs. Tinubu urged women across the country to participate in the competition by creating home gardens that can sustain their families and neighbours.

She noted that this initiative would strengthen communal living and support the Federal Government’s food security efforts.

“The vegetables are medicinal, and this garden is to lead by example for other women to embrace smart gardening,” she added.

Mrs. Tinubu showcased her garden to Chioma Uzodinma, Wife of the Imo State Governor, and Mrs. Aisha Matawale, Wife of the Minister of State for Defence.

Meanwhile, “Every Home A Garden” competition is open to first-time women farmers nationwide.

Participants are therefore urged to submit a 30-second video detailing their garden to the Office of the wives of state governors by September 25, 2024.

The winner will receive N25 million prize.


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