Details have emerged from the meeting between the wife of former President Goodluck Jonathan, Dame Patience, and First Lady Remi Tinubu, the wife of the incumbent President of Nigeria, Bola Tinubu.
The Eaglesforesight gathered that Mrs Jonathan visited Senator Tinubu at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Wednesday (today).
A statement made available to this news platform earlier by the media aide to Mrs Tinubu, Busola Kukoyi, noted that Jonathan was on a solidarity visit to the First Lady.
It was revealed that during the visit, Mrs Jonathan pledged to support the incumbent First Lady to move the country forward, calling on other women to follow suit.
She thanked the first lady for how far she has impacted the lives of Nigerian women. Mrs Jonathan said it was imperative for her, as a former president’s wife, to also support and encourage Mrs Tinubu on things that would move the nation forward.
Jonathan commended women groups for their support for President Bola Tinubu and his wife and pleaded that they should maintain their support for the government to sustain the patriotic efforts.
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“You are one of the women that I look up to because you can make Nigerian women proud; I am here to encourage and support you because we are one country, and our country must move forward.
“Twenty-four hours, I am with you. Call me any time, any day, I will work with you for the country to move forward and to be better because it is our country. We have no other place to go.
“When we talk about the presidency, we have come and left. It is your turn. We that have left must support you to achieve what you are here for, like we have archived so that Nigeria will move forward.
“I use this opportunity to plead with the women of this country to support this government; she carried us along when she was a governor’s wife; now that she is a First Lady, the sky is her limit,” Vanguard quoted Mrs Jonathan saying.
Replying, the first lady commended Jonathan for her support and advice.
She said: “We thank God that she is here on a solidarity visit and for us to talk on how to move the nation forward.
“I appreciate her visit, her support and all the tips she is always giving.”