Mrs. Obiano kicks-off empowerment tour, hosts 1,705 persons from Orumba North and South


Wife of the Governor of Anambra State and founder of charity organisation, Caring Family Enhancement Initiative (CAFE), Tuesday, kicked-off her Annual Empowerment Tour of Local Government Areas in Anambra State by hosting 1, 705 persons from Orumba North and Orumba South Local Government Areas at Governor’s Lodge, Amawbia.

The number comprises fifty-five women, indigent widows, vulnerable and orphaned children, the physically challenged and aged women drawn from each of the the fifteen and sixteen communities in Orumba North and Orumba South respectively.

Speaking at the event, Mrs. Obiano said that she chose to host the beneficiaries from LGAs at the Governor’s Lodge since it is the eighth and final tour she will undertake before her husband, Governor Willie Obiano, leaves office on 17th March 2022 and that it affords her the opportunity of interacting with the women, widows, children and the aged at the grounds of the Governor’s residence; it was also intended to give them something new to experience and talk about.

The wife of the Governor outlined the achievements of the Obiano administration and explained the importance of voting a competent person like Prof. Chukwuma Soludo in the November elections to ensure consolidation on the achievements of Chief Obiano. She urged the women to be wary of politicians with questionable track records who want to capitalise on the moment to grab power without adequate plans to develop the state.

Mrs. Obiano also assured ndị Anambra that CAFE will continue to touch the lives of the needy beyond the husband’s tenure in office, noting that by the grace of God, she will be handing over to a capable person like the wife of All Progressives’ Grand Alliance (APGA) Gubernatorial candidate for November 6, 2021 elections, Dr. Mrs. Nonye Soludo.

Earlier, Dr. Mrs. Nonye Soludo commended Mrs. Obiano for her commitment to charitable courses and pledged to build on that to ensure the development of women and the protection of children and the needy in Anambra State.

Dr. Nonye Soludo said that her husband Prof. Soludo strives for excellence in every undertaking and that his quest to govern Anambra is another opportunity to serve the people well. She assured that Soludo is poised to continue and consolidate on the achievements of Governor Willie Obiano to take the state to greater heights. She equally noted that APGA stands for continuity of peace and progress in Anambra and urged the women to carry the message to all nooks and crooks of the State.

In their remarks, members Representing Orumba North and South Constituencies in Anambra State House of Assembly, Hon. Emeka Aforka, and Hon. Engr. Emma Nwafor thanked Mrs. Obiano for her humanitarian services and empowerment programmes since the inception of the Obiano administration over seven years ago. They assured that the LGAs are standing with APGA and will vote for Soludo, and called on the government to expedite action on the ongoing roads construction in the areas to sustain the positive impact of the government across the communities.

Earlier, the Commissioner for Women and Children Affairs, Lady Ndidi Mezue, told the women and children that Mrs. Obiano insisted on hosting the tour to interact and get feedback on the challenges they face in their communities and take it back to the government for immediate attention. The Commisioner also told them to rest assured that the empowerment items procured by the wife of Governor will get to every beneficiary in the twenty-one Local Government Areas of the state.

The tour programme continues during the week.

Credit: Emeka Ozumba.

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