My family doesn’t need Nigeria’s wealth – Remi Tinubu

John Ogunsemore
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Senator Remi Tinubu, the wife of incoming President Bola Tinubu, has said that her family does not need Nigeria’s wealth to survive.

Mrs. Tinubu, who is the senator representing Lagos Central, said this during an interdenominational church service that was held on Sunday in Abuja at the National Ecumenical Centre.

The church service was graced by outgoing Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo; former Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon; the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr. Boss Mustapha; and Senator-elect Godswill Akpabio, among others.

Senator Tinubu said that Nigeria’s commonwealth belongs to every Nigerian and would be judiciously utilised under President Bola Tinubu.

The third-term senator urged Nigerians to pray for the incoming administration as they would need the grace of God to live up to the expectation of Nigerians.

Senator Tinubu said, “Nigeria’s wealth is the commonwealth of all. It belongs to everyone. God has blessed my family. We don’t need the wealth of Nigeria to survive but to do the right thing. And I promise you on this altar, that with your help, with the help of God, who will set this nation on the right path.”

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Remi Tinubu, who is 63, jocularly said she would be one of Nigeria’s oldest first ladies.

“Asiwaju is 71 and I will be 63. I bet I will be one of the oldest first ladies Nigeria would have. We need the grace of God and we need everyone to do what Nigerians are expecting.

“Today, God has really proved himself as he did on the night of the primaries and put his seal on it. Because, when I saw the votes count to be 1,271, I said God it means you are here.

“I was humbled to my rock bottom. And to believe that this is the seventh consecutive democratic transition Nigeria will be experiencing shows that this is a time of perfection for Nigeria.”

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