In a significant move to combat poverty and create job opportunities, particularly for women, the Federal Government has launched the Pink Riders Scheme. This initiative aims to empower women, enabling them to secure livelihoods and significantly contribute to the welfare of their families and the nation.

VERIFIED: Nigerians can now earn US Dollars with premium domains just like Americans, acquire for as low as $1200 and you profit $19000 (₦23million). Click here to start.

During the inauguration ceremony held at Mogadishu Cantonment, Abuja, the Honourable Minister of Women Affairs, Barrister (Mrs.) Uju Kennedy-Ohanenye, emphasized the scheme’s objective to enhance women’s economic status. By fostering self-reliance and entrepreneurship, the initiative seeks to unlock women’s full potential.

Highlighting that women constitute approximately 49 percent of Nigeria’s population, Kennedy-Ohanenye stressed that empowering this demographic is crucial for the country’s socio-economic progress. She called for concerted efforts from stakeholders to improve women’s lives, aligning with global standards.

The Pink Riders Scheme, part of the Ministry’s broader efforts under President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s Renewed Hope Agenda, is being piloted at the military barracks to ensure security and operational efficiency. This phase is designed to facilitate proper coordination and sustainable development before expanding nationwide.

Kennedy-Ohanenye urged the scheme’s beneficiaries to seize this opportunity to improve their lives and contribute to national development. Major General Isoni, Commander of Army Headquarters Garrison, Abuja, pledged full security and monitoring support for the Pink Riders to ensure the program’s success and continuity.

Mrs. Julie Idris, representing the beneficiaries, committed to maximizing the initiative’s potential to empower more women. She expressed gratitude to President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the Honourable Minister, and the Ministry’s leadership for prioritizing women’s empowerment.




Victoria Ibiama