Strive For Quality Representation; First Lady Charges Female Assembly Members

By: Josie Mudasiru

First Lady, Senator Oluremi Tinubu, has enjoined female Lawmakers to remain steadfast and faithful in striving to ensure quality representation to their constituencies in consonance with democratic principles.

The First Lady gave this charge when the female Senators and members of the House of Representatives paid her a visit at the State House, Abuja.

The First Lady, while expressing her delight at the visit, especially as she served at the Senate in the last twelve years, advised the female National Assembly Members that they should remain faithful to their constituents.

Senator Tinubu remarks, “you are the women here at the National Assembly for the masses and you should not take this for granted”.

This was contained in a Press Statement signed by her Spokesperson, Busola Kukoyi, and made available to newsmen.

The statement added, “As a former Lawmaker, I advise you to please work together, irrespective of party affiliation, because the success of the nation depends on this”.

According to the Statement, the First Lady also advised the women to be teachable, learn new things and try those new things as this would give them an advantage in the discharge of their responsibilities as Lawmakers and as women in particular.

The First Lady stressed, “When men are in the position of power, they do not see gender, so you as women should not fight a man who does not see gender when fighting for power”.

She urged the women not to lose their femininity in the execution of their duties.

Tinubu prayed for victory for the female Lawmakers, who have pending court cases.

Responding, the leader of the delegation of the Female National Assembly members, Hon. Kafilat Ogbara representing Kosofe Federal Constituency, Lagos State said the visit was to congratulate the First Lady on the success of the 2023 General Elections that brought into office, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, and Senator Kasshim Shettima.

The Female National Assembly Members pledged their support and cooperation to the course of Nation building and also to lend a hand of fellowship whenever the need arises for the First Lady of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

Those who visited the First Lady were three (3) Senators and fifteen (15) members of the House of Representatives.