THE wife of the governor of Anambra, Mrs Ebelechukwu Obiano, has donated various items worth millions of Naira to indigent women, widows, persons with disability and children from Ihiala and Ekwusigo Local Government Areas.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the gesture was part of her ongoing empowerment tour of the 21 local government areas of the state.
The items, included bags of rice, clothes, treated mosquito nets, school bags; containing mathematics set and exercise books for children, and some cash.
The wife of the governor, in spite of the Wednesday’s downpour, said the gesture was aimed at ameliorating their plights.
“The objective of the empowerment is to reach out to the less privileged and ensure that every citizen of the state was given a sense of belonging,” she said.
She reaffirmed her commitment to the training and empowerment of women, widows and youths to ensure they were meaningfully engaged and productive through her pet project, Caring Family Enhancement Initiative (CAFE).
Mrs Obiano urged the beneficiaries to register with CAFÉ to be trained in vocations like tailoring, bakery and confectionery, beauty therapy and computer/telephone repairs, among others.
According to her, after training, you will be given the necessary equipment and funds to start up your chosen enterprise.
The governor’s wife added that students, who have passed the requirements for higher institution, could also be part of the programme.
She appealed to pregnant women in the state to utilise government’s Primary Health Care facilities as well as the Teaching and General Hospitals for their ante-natal and post-natal cares.
The Transition Committee Chairmen of Ekwusigo and Ihiala Local Government Areas, Mr Ikenna Ofodeme and Mr Ifeanyichukwu Odimegwu, in their separate speeches, commended her for the gesture.
Also, the lawmakers representing Ihiala 1 and 11 state constituencies, Mr Chidi Udemadu and Mr Pascal Agbodike, urged the government to complement the good work with the completion of roads in the area.
NAN reports that the beneficiaries are 180 indigent women, 180 widows, 270 persons with disabilities, 270 aged women and 70 children in the two local council areas. (NAN)
– Aug. 22, 2018 @ 16:29 GMT |