Speaking when she paid a courtesy visit on the Governor of the State,Mr. Sullivan Chime at the Government House, Enugu, Dr. Mrs.
Chukwukere also praised him for the various developmental
projects and programmes put in place to better the lots of
women in the state.
She specifically mentioned his appointment of many women in
key positions in the state and the introduction of free
maternal and child health care programme in all government
owned health institutions in the state.
Dr. Mrs. Chukwukere recalled when she was a lecturer at the
of Management and Technology (IMT) Enugu some eighteen
years ago and observed with satisfaction that the state had
been greatly transformed and thanked the Governor for his
good works to move the state forward and make life better
for the people.
She told the Governor that she was in the state as part of
sensitization tour of the zone to meet with the women, interact with
them and to discuss their problems, projects and programmes
readiness to their future endeavours.
The South East Zonal Coordinator stated that the First Lady
Patience Jonathan, the founder and initiator of the
programme has the
interest of the Nigerian women at heart, adding that
although the body
is nonpolitical non-religion and non-patrician it has a lot
interest in the affairs of the women and Nigerians in
She called on the women to use their numbers and work
attracting more appointment and electoral positions to themselves come
2015 and contributes their quota in the fight against the
insecurity challenges in the country.
Earlier in his speech, the Governor Mr. Chime pledged the
of his administration to the success of the programme and
the women organization in the state.
Governor Chime who was represented by the Chief of Staff,
House, Mrs. Ifeoma Nwobodo commended the initiator of the
and the First Lady, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Dame
Jonathan for her good work and record of achievements in
and promotion of the living standard of women in the
The Governor reassured that his administration would ensure
in the state gets their fair share in the scheme of things,
in political appointment and other social service.
He therefore commended all the officials of (W4C and DI)
Change and Development Initiative especially the State
State Zonal Leaders as well as local government
coordinators and ward
supervisors for their good works in translating the
activities of the body down to the grassroots.