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Mrs Obiano urges women to sustain fight against gender-based violence



WIFE of Anambra State Governor, Ebelechukwu Obiano, has challenged women to make their health a priority by taking advantage of affordable healthcare policies instituted by the state government.

  The first lady stated this during the 2020 tour of local government areas at Onitsha North Local Government Area.

  Addressing the women, Mrs Obiano enjoined all present to always pay attention and put all measures on ground to contain the Coronavirus pandemic in their various localities.

  She explained that COVID-19 was more dangerous in the elderly people or people suffering from underlying health issues, such as diabetes, hypertension, asthma, heart-related diseases, the aged and children.

  She pleaded that people should wash their hands frequently, with water, wear face masks and observe social distancing of about two meters apart.

  Osodieme urged parents to sustain the fight against gender based violence, especially the vulnerable ones in society.

  The Commissioner for Children and Women Affairs, Lady Ndidi Mezue, said the recognition and presentation of awards to some women by the governor’s wife at the 2020 mother’s summit, showed a clear picture of a woman, bent on fighting for the right causes for womanhood.

  Commissioner for Agriculture, Mr Nnamdi Onukwuba, who also spoke at the event, said the Governor’s wife, just like her husband, had redefined governance through inclusiveness and selfless service to humanity.

  Earlier in her address, the wife of Transition Committee Chairman, Onitsha North LGA, Mrs Chizoba Mba, commended Osodieme for her proactive COVID-19 programmes, which include massive distribution of  face masks to all 21 local government areas and markets in the state.

  “This is very commendable and bears outstanding testimonies to your personal care for the health of your people and the fight against the Coronavirus pandemic,” she said.

  One of the beneficiaries, Mrs Ngozi Obi, expressed satisfaction to Osodieme for all her contributions to the widows, the physically challenged and indigent people of the state.

  Dignitaries at the occasion included; Senior Special Assistant to governor on Media, Mr Tony Nezianya, the Commissioner for Solid Minerals and Tertiary Education, Mr Sally Mbanefo among others.

  The chief host was the Onitsha North Transition Committee Chairman, Mr Patrick Agha Mba.

  The event also featured a distribution of 5kg bags of rice, undisclosed cash and school bags to women, children and the aged in Onitsha North LGA.

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