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Lady Ihedioha promises indigent women empowerment



WIFE of Imo State Governor, Lady Ebere Ihedioha has re-echoed her passion for empowering indigent women in the state so that such women could be useful to themselves and families they belong. Lady Ihedioha made this known when the Association of Imo State Indigenous Women Town Union paid her courtesy visit in her office.

  The Imo first lady noted that her greatest desire was to empower, support and reposition the lives of indigent women in the state. She said that every woman is gifted with wisdom and great potential and should be supported for them to live up to expectation. She challenged the group to think on how to contribute to the Rebuild Imo Project and as well, carry along others that are yet to receive such blessings.

 The wife of the governor, who advised them to form cooperative societies in their respective communities, said it would help them to attract fund from both government and non-governmental organisations. She promised to assist them carry out whatever functions they may be embarking on, as time progresses.

 Responding, the president of the association,  Irene Ukanwa said that the association was formed since 2014 with the sole aim of empowering women and resolving family issues in various villages and larger communities.

 She hinted that the association extends its services to protecting women’s interest from all vulnerable acts which include rape, bullying of wives, widowhood obnoxious practices, among others.

 According to Mrs. Ukanwa, the association stands against prostitution, abortion and other unbecoming acts that is unwarranted of a married woman and women generally. 

 The association president reiterated the association’s readiness to work in synergy with present administration in the state and will always reach out to the grassroots for the overall development of women and the state at large.

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