Zimbabwe: First Woman Invited to Nigeria By Her Counterpart

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Tendai Rupapa in ABUJA, Nigeria

NIGERIAN First Woman Senator Oluremi Tinubu says she seems as much as First Woman Dr Auxillia Mnangagwa as a mentor as a consequence of her philanthropic works which she has described as extremely commendable and provoking.

Sen Tinubu, who has been in workplace for one 12 months and as soon as visited Zimbabwe on the invitation of Amai Mnangagwa, mentioned she was awestruck by Dr Mnangagwa’s laborious work and keenness for the folks, particularly girls and the lady baby.

She mentioned she had already began replicating a few of Dr Mnangagwa’s works in her motherland.

Sen Tinubu made the remarks when she paid a courtesy name on Dr Mnangagwa throughout which they deliberated on numerous points, thereby cementing their relationship and sharing concepts on how greatest to serve their folks.

Dr Mnangagwa is amongst her regional counterparts in Nigeria on the invitation of Dr Tinubu for the launch of the #We’re Equal marketing campaign”, a continental initiative by the Organisation of African First Women for Improvement (OAFLAD) meant to handle gender inequality in Africa within the sectors of well being, schooling and financial system.

Amai Mnangagwa launched the #”We’re Equal Marketing campaign” in November final 12 months, forward of the twenty second version of the Worldwide Convention on AIDS and STIs in Africa (ICASA) the place she hosted a high-level assembly in Victoria Falls.

Numerous different First Women, together with Senator Tinubu attended the assembly.

This comes at a time when African First Women, on the recommendation of Amai Mnangagwa, have seen it match to go to one another and meet recurrently to share concepts and discover options to urgent challenges as a substitute of simply assembly on the sidelines of main summits as had been the custom.

Sen Tinubu mentioned she was glad that Dr Mnangagwa honoured her invitation.

“I’m glad that Dr Auxillia Mnangagwa is right here. We share a kindred spirit, I’ll say. I’ve learnt a lot from her simply by watching the way in which she continues to point out ardour for her folks and the way she is hands-on and hardworking. These are a few of the issues I can deliver again to my nation,” she mentioned.

The Nigerian First Woman spoke about how she is new within the workplace and her need to study from others like Dr Mnangagwa. She additionally spoke about her journey to Zimbabwe after being invited by Amai Mnangagwa.

“I’m lower than a 12 months within the workplace. This month, I will probably be marking our one 12 months in workplace because the First Woman of Nigeria. I travelled to Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Sierra Leon and from Dr Mnangagwa, I noticed her ardour for the upliftment of susceptible teams.

“That is precisely what I’m going to do with the Organisation of the Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in just a few days as a result of after this OAFLAD programme, we’re going to host OIC.

“Finish of final 12 months, Dr Mnangagwa organised and hosted a high-level and well-coordinated assembly which got here as a precursor to the twenty second version ICASA. I’m comfortable that I used to be a part of the visitors.

The assembly primarily targeted on the necessity to cut back mother-to-child transmission of HIV to foster wholesome future generations. I’m comfortable to announce that I will probably be doing the identical with OIC. These are issues I noticed my sister doing and as we speak I’m glad she is right here,” Sen Tinubu mentioned.

She thanked her fellow First Women for supporting her.

“The assist I get from all of the moms of Africa is overwhelming for me. This isn’t going to be the final. The approaching collectively of Moms of Africa could be very essential and it is we girls that may do this. We now have began and we won’t look again,” she mentioned.

The Nigerian First Woman notably thanked Amai Mnangagwa for travelling all the way in which from Zimbabwe which she mentioned was an indication of affection.

“Zimbabwe’s presence at this convention is essential. All the way in which from the South to the equator is sort of a journey. It will be important for all of us to return collectively as moms of Africa. Different First Women are already right here whereas some are nonetheless coming however I’m seeing her (Dr Mnangagwa) first. Welcome my sister,” she mentioned.

The First Woman, Dr Mnangagwa mentioned she was humbled by the love and dedication proven amongst the African First Women, including that it was inspiring to see moms of countries coming collectively.

“After I joined OAFLAD and was later elected the vice chairman of the organisation, I instructed my sisters that it was my want for African First Women to go to one another in our nations in order that we get to study from one another and get to know who’s doing what and again dwelling you go and do what your sister is doing.

“When Sen Tinubu got here into workplace final 12 months, she obtained in contact with me and I consider with all different African First Women. She visited Zimbabwe and we had a really good time and we shared so many issues. After I acquired the invitation from her, I did not even assume twice. I rapidly agreed,” she mentioned.

She applauded Sen Tinubu for exhibiting the zeal to study.

“She has been within the workplace for one 12 months however she got here to Zimbabwe in order that she might see how i used to be doing my programmes. Not most of us did that after we obtained within the workplaces however she did. As First Women, we have been used to assembly possibly simply a couple of times a 12 months when Presidents meet for the United Nations Basic Meeting.

“We’d simply tag alongside throughout these conferences. We by no means used to go to one another. We dragged behind but as moms we’re supposed to satisfy recurrently and know what the opposite is doing then ask how she is doing it as a result of Africa is one and keep in mind issues are the identical however they simply come at completely different occasions however it’s the identical whether it is in well being, schooling, empowerment, lady baby, simply the whole lot, it’s the identical in Africa.

The moms of Africa are the individuals who ought to make noise first and that’s the reason we are saying in our nations we must always have our house as girls and be revered and given that chance to point out who we’re and what’s in us. The motherhood intuition is in us so being collectively is an excellent and massive spherical desk.