•First Lady of Nigeria Senator Oluremi Tinubu, CON receiving a gift from the Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates to Nigeria Salem Sareed AIshmasi during a courtesy visit to her office at the state house Abuja.

The First Lady of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Senator Oluremi Tinubu, CON says that her husband President Bola Tinubu GCFR is relentless about getting Nigeria back to greatness.

She was speaking while receiving the Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates to Nigeria, Salem Saeed AIshmasi to her office at the State House Abuja.

Senator Oluremi Tinubu thanked his country for the confidence and likeness they have for Nigeria and Nigerians.

“Thank you for identifying our rich culture and people”.
The visit which had the CEO of a UAE Non Governmental Organisation, NOOR Foundation in attendance was an opportunity for the First Lady to thank the NGO for all it does in Nigeria especially, its intervention in Katsina State in the last four years.

She noted that their intervention had saved many citizens from blindness.

“On behalf of the President, President Bola Tinubu, I thank you for your collaboration and efforts”.

The First also commend the proposal of the use of AI to further enhance their intervention in eye care.

The CEO of Noor Foundation, Dr Manal Taryam explained that through the provision of free cataract treatment and other eye related surgeries with the provision of eye glasses, the poverty index in Katsina dropped from 97% four years ago to 21% last year.

She explained that the same intervention is being taken to Lagos State next and the AI would be deployed due to the population of Lagos state.

For the First Lady and her guests, the visit was very significant, especially as the world commemorates the World Sight Day on the 12th of October.

Busola Kukoyi
SA Media to the First Lady of the Federal Republic of Nigeria
12th October 2023

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