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IT was a carnival of sorts at Onitsha North and South Local Government Headquarters, last Thursday, as the wife of Governor of Anambra State, Chief (Mrs.) Ebelechukwu Obiano arrived on annual empowerment tour of communities in the respective councils to rousing reception and cultural displays by dance troupes.

The community tour is an outreach programme embarked-on in collaboration with the state Ministry of Social, Children and Women Affairs, targeted at indigent women, the physically challenged and children in the 21 local government areas of Anambra State.
Speaking at Onitsha South Council Headquarters, Mrs Obiano said the Obiano administration wouldl never compromise on the interest and wellbeing of ndi Anambra.

In the same vein at Onitsha North Headquarters, she restated her earlier promise to build old people’s homes across the three senatorial districts of Anambra State, announcing that the foundation stones for the homes will be laid soon. She pledged to sustain the work of her NGO, Caring Family Enhancement Initiative (CAFÉ) by touching the lives of the needy across the state and where it mattered.

In her remarks, Member, Representing Orumba South Constituency at the state’s House of Assembly and Chairman,House Committee on Women Affairs, Princess Nikky Ugochukwu, said that Osodieme’s annual tour of communities had become a source of good tidings for many women and called on the people to support her efforts and that of the government.

Also, Beverly Nkemdiche Ikpeazu, representing Onitsha South two Constituency, commended Osodieme for sustaining her amazing philanthropy for the benefit of ndi Anambra and thanked her for coming to Onitsha South.

At Onitsha North Council Headquarters, the Commissioner for Indigenous Artwork, Tourism and Culture, Mrs. Sally Mbanefo,, espoused the virtues of Osodieme as an exemplary woman who has made it possible for other women to play active role through her husband.

Earlier, the Transition Chairman of Onitsha South, Prince Jerry Asoanya, said the advent of the Obiano government had given Onitsha city the best gift of peace and tranquility like never before and recounted the ugly past years when dare-devil robbers ravaged the city and its environs.

On his part, the Transition Chairman of Onitsha North Council Area, Chief Patrick Aghamba, said that Governor Obiano’s giant strides in community development, youth empowerment, agricultural and education are proofs of governance predicted on the wellbeing of the people.

The governor’s wife also presented bags of rice, school bags, exercise books, and mosquito nets to indigent widows and physically challenged at the event.

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