THE Wife of Anambra Governor, Ebelechukwu Obiano, who identified City Maternity Hospital, Odoakpu, Onitsha as her birthplace, plans to bankroll the facelift of the facility soon.
She said this when she visited the Onitsha South Local Government Area (LGA) on Oct. 9, during her tour of 21 LGAs of the state.
The First Lady explained that she is emotionally attached to the Onitsha South LGA, having been born and brought up in the area.
“I always feel at home in Onitsha South because it is my home. My father’s house is still situated at No 29, St. John’s Street, Odoakpu, Onitsha,’’ she said.
She has through her non-governmental charity organisation, the Caring Family Enhancement, CAFÉ, initiative distributed palliatives to the less privileged, the elderly and orphans in the four communities that make up Onitsha South.
The communities are Odoakpu, Woliwo, Fegge/Housing and Bridge Head.
According to her, she will not stop reaching out to the less privileged, because of her strong love for people. “It is not for any personal gain; after all, my husband is not contesting another election,’’ she said.
She promised to use her CAFÉ, a body already granted tax exemptions in the U.S., to take care of people, even after her husband would have left office.
The First Lady, who shows concern for the wellbeing of school children, especially during this pandemic, urged the Ministry of Education and Transition Committee Chairman, Emeka Asoanya, to always pay surprise visits to schools.
“This is in order to ensure that precautionary measures are maintained in schools to avoid the children contacting infections from the school premises.’’
“Coronavirus is real. Do not take it for granted. Observe all its precautionary measures by maintaining proper wearing of face masks to cover the mouth and nose.
“Maintain social distancing, everywhere and ensure regular proper hand washing with soap under running water,’’ she said.
A member of the state Assembly, Onitsha South Constituency 11, Beverly Ikpeazu-Nkemdiche, described, the First Lady as `Mother Theresa of our time, who defies difficulties associated with Coronavirus in order to distribute palliatives to the less privileged across the state.
Ikpeazu-Nkemdiche eulogised her for all the good works that she carried out in the state, including building houses for widows, building of toilets in various markets and construction of boreholes in various communities.
– Oct. 12, 2020 @ 18:45 GMT |