Anambra First Lady empowers 1705 indigent persons

Ebelechukwu Obiano

THE Wife of the Governor of Anambra State, Ebelechukwu Obiano, says her commitment to empowering women and the poor remains steadfast.

The Anambra State First Lady, Founder of an NGO, Caring Family Enhancement Initiative, CAFE, gave the assurance on Oct. 7, while empowering 1,705 indigent persons at Orumba North and Orumba South Local Government Areas in her ongoing tour of the state.

The beneficiaries, mainly women, the physically challenged and children were selected from each of the 31 communities in the two LGAs.

While explaining the motive of the visit to the areas, she said that the tour was essentially to touch lives of the indigent women at the grassroots as well as to feel the pulse of the people amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

She described this period as a time of great need for the people, especially the poor.

The governor’s wife, however, highlighted complementary roles that her NGO had been playing to alleviate the plight of the indigent women in order to contribute to the socio-economic development of the state.

A former deputy governor of the state, Emeka Sibeudu, who spoke at Orumba South, described the governor’s wife as an epitome of kindness, due to her humanitarian programmes.

The member representing Orumba North and Majority Leader at the Anambra State House of Assembly, Emeka Aforka, and member representing Orumba South, Emmanuel Nwafor, noted that this year’s visit was unique.

They agreed that the tour would assist the indigent members of the society, who were mainly vulnerable to the economic setbacks of COVID-19 pandemic to draw more strength and hope.

The Commissioner for Children and Women Affairs, Ndidi Mezue, thanked the First Lady on behalf of the beneficiaries and commended her for defying prevailing odds to ensure that the palliatives got across to each community.

– Oct. 9, 2020 @ 13:05 GMT /

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