I’m not afraid of death — Remi Tinubu reacts to life threat

…Inaugurates projects executed by NITDA in Bauchi

By AbdulRauf Oyewole, Bauchi

Wife of the President, Senator Remi Tinubu has reacted to an alleged death viral threat to her life, saying she is not afraid of death after attaining the age of 60 in life.

The First Lady who spoke in at the Palace of Emir of Bauchi, Alh. Adamu Suleiman Rilwanu on Thursday was reacting to a viral video made by a ‘cleric’ who called for the President’s wife’s death.

Speaking, she said that: “I want to thank His Excellency (Bauchi State Governor), he keeps assuring me that I am safe but I want to say that I am too old to be afraid. If God has granted me over 60 years on earth, I shouldn’t be afraid of death.

“I thank God that you encouraged me to come. Nigeria belongs to all of us and this is the time for us to unite more than ever before,” she said.

Delivering his remarks, Governor Bala Mohammed condemned the recent threats to the life of the First Lady, Remi Tinubu, describing it as a “national embarrassment.” He said he was disappointed and frustrated that the death threats came from someone from Bauchi State.

The Governor said it is a national embarrassment that someone from his State would threaten the wife of the President.

He apologised to her over the incident, vowing that the Cleric would not be spared but will be dealt with appropriately.

“Your Excellency, you have distinguished yourself not only as a distinguished Senator but as a politician that has opened the new frontier of politics and politicking. Your renewed hope is being given as hope because you have set aside all the differences of politics and partisanship.

“And of course, I am aware of some of the challenges and threats to your life and person by somebody from this State. I was so disappointed and frustrated, but you made my day as a courageous mother, you decided to come to Bauchi.

“Your Royal Highness, this distinguished Lady has shown that Nigeria is really working and that Nigeria is one and nobody can play politics with our lives. We are very grateful, your life is more important to us than our own lives, nothing will happen to you.

“That renegade, we will deal with him and Allah will deal with him, by the grace of God. On behalf of their Royal Highnesses and the people of Bauchi, we apologize for that national embarrassment, it will not happen again,” he said.

The First Lady was in the State to inaugurate some ICT and education facilities constructed by the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) at Yandoka Road and Alternative High School for Girls supported by Universal Basic Education Commission UBEC located at Federal low-cost.

She expressed commitment to ensuring women and girls have better access to ICT facilities to improve their digital skills.

She also urged the targeted beneficiaries to take full advantage of the projects and pledged to establish more ICT centers across the country under her Renewed Hope Initiative.

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