Investiture of the First Lady as Global and National Stop TB Champion on Thursday, 28th March 2024 @ State House Conference Hall, Aso Villa, Abuja.

The Hon. Coordinating Minister of Health and Social Welfare, Prof. Muhammad Ali Pate played a key role in Senator Sen. Oluremi Tinubu‘s investiture as the “Global and National Stop TB Champion,” acknowledging her dedication to leading the TB campaign alongside her Renewed Hope Agenda Initiative. This initiative resonates with President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s vision of empowerment and reflects a broader strategy introduced in December 2023 to combat tuberculosis through a whole-of-society approach. This approach includes engaging religious and traditional leaders, civil society, and the private sector, aligning with efforts to improve healthcare outcomes, especially through investments in primary healthcare centers under the Basic Health Care Provision Fund program.

Dr. Queen Ogbuji-Ladipo, Board Chair of Stop TB Partnership Nigeria, delivered inspiring opening remarks at the investiture event of Senator Sen. Oluremi Tinubu as Global and National Stop TB Champion. She highlighted the urgent need for increased advocacy, awareness, and action to eliminate tuberculosis, especially in Nigeria, where the TB burden is substantial. Dr. Queen emphasized the critical role of stakeholders like Senator Tinubu and the wives of state governors in leveraging their influence to drive progress toward a TB-free Nigeria. She also acknowledged the efforts of former First Lady Dr. Mrs. Aisha Muhammadu Buhari in advocating for TB awareness and political commitment. Dr. Queen expressed gratitude to partners, stakeholders, and advocates for their relentless efforts and welcomed everyone to the event on behalf of Stop TB Partnership Nigeria.

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