The wife of the Governor of Anambra State, Chief Mrs. Ebelechukwu Obiano today called on the women of Anambra East Local Government Area to work and pray for the sustenance of peace and progress in the state to ensure even development and progress in all the communities.
The wife of the governor who was speaking during the rescheduled empowerment tour of the Council area charged the women to pay attention to what their leaders and representatives are doing in order to understand when it is in their interest. Said Mrs. Obiano:
“It is important that our people understand that governance is not strictly a ‘Willie Obiano thing” but for the benefit of Ndi Anambra. You must pay attention to what is happening around you and pay attention to the welfare of your neighbours, as well as make your own contribution for peace and progress in our communities and the whole of Anambra State.”
Mrs. Obiano reminded the people that the Obiano administration has kept faith with his promise of 4C’s -Continue, Complete, Commission and Commence new projects by not abandoning any projects inherited from the past administration and completing new ones too. She outlined her role in support of her husband’s administration through her NGO, Caring Family Enhancement Initiative (CAFE) which is touching lives of the indigent and the less privileged with the empowerment of 2000 women so far, building houses for widows, market toilets, donation of Prosthetic Limbs to the physically challenged etc.
Furthermore, she thanked the people for embracing her programmes, and called for sustained support to the government for a steady development across all communities but condemned the politics of “pull them down” advocating that people join hands to develop the state.
Addressing the crowd, the Commissioner for Social Development, Children and Women Affairs, Dr. Mrs. Victoria Chikwelu, thanked the Governor and his wife for paying attention to the humane side of governance with their charitable works. She mentioned the Care for Mentally Challenged, Housing for Indigent Widows and Market Toilets amongst many other programmes.
The Commissioner for Hon. Lawrence Chinwuba thanked the wife of the governor for her dedication to charity. He acknowledged her for rescuing and caring for the mentally challenged at Nteje. The Commissioner praised the governor’s infrastructure development evident in the three suspended bridges that now adorn Awka, the State capital. Hon Chinweuba observed that all the achievements of the governor are coming at a time when revenue has dwindled nationwide. He condemned the distraction of the rumour mill where the opposition creates confusion for the population.
Special Adviser Political Matters, Hon. Chinedu Obidigwe, thanked the governor’s wife for coming to empower Ndi Anambra East and improve the fortunes of the indigent women, widows and the less privileged. He praised the security initiatives of Governor Obiano, which has restored peace in the State, and assured that the people are standing solidly in support of the Governor for second term.
Hon Obidigwe commended the agricultural initiative of the Obiano administration for creating employment for the youths and Mrs. Obiano for standing with women and the less privileged and giving free Prosthetic Limbs to the physically challenged.
Earlier in his welcome remark, Chairman of Anambra East Local Government Area, Hon Hilary Udeano, said that it is acknowledged that the governor is doing well, and that it also glaring that beside him is a good wife who supports and ensures that his good works are sustained. He assured the wife of the governor that the people of the LGA are behind her and the governor in their quest to make Anambra State better. The LGA Chairman prayed for God’s guidance and protection for the First Family stressing that the people have resolved that Governor Obiano will serve second term.
In a Vote of thanks, Member Representing Anambra East in State House of Assembly, Hon Obinna Emenaka, praised the wife of the Governor for living up to her name by helping people in need across the state.
He praised the Governor for making clear provisions in the state 2016 Budget that cut across the 4-Pillars of Development in Agriculture, Trade and Commerce, Oil and Gas and Industrialization to ensure that the people feel the impact of government.
He assured Mrs. Obiano of the support of his constituency.