The wife of the Anambra State governor Chief (Mrs.) Ebelechukwu Obiano has restated the commitment of her husband, Chief Willie Obiano to making Anambra State first in all fields of human endeavors. Mrs. Obiano gave the assurance Wednesday 30th November 2016 while speaking at the reception/rally in five towns as she commenced tour of the 179 communities in Anambra State. The towns include; Nkwelle-Ezunaka, Ogbunike, Nteje, Awkuzu and Umunya in Oyi Local Government Area.
Chief (Mrs.) Obiano told community leaders, women groups, and youths who converged at the rally held in each of the towns that the governor’s resolve is evident in the ongoing projects across the state even under the prevailing economic recession in Nigeria.
Said Mrs. Obiano, “We all are witnesses to the security of lives and property we enjoy in Anambra state and the gradual transformation of our state capital Awka; the developmental strides in our towns and villages especially the N20m Community project. I am not saying this because I am involved but because it is true, often times I wish there is no recession then we would have seen much more from our visionary governor but I am convinced that God will help him to achieve his lofty plans for our people. That is why I ask that you continue to pray for him.”
Furthermore, the wife of the governor explained that the tour is essentially to touch base and feel the pulse of the people especially the women and also get feedback to the governor. She told the women to take advantage of the stimulus package the government offered through abolishing levies on petty traders in all markets across the state. She also highlighted the complimentary role she plays through her NGO, Caring Family Empowerment Initiative (CAFÉ) which supports the welfare programmes of the Obiano administration in promoting strong and healthy families through assisting the vulnerable groups amongst Ndi Anambra to feel the impact of government and eventually contribute to the socio-economic development of the state.
Earlier in their welcome address during the rally most of the speakers praised the commitment of governor Obiano to total development of Anambra State and endorsed him to seek a second term mandate as governor. On behalf of Nkwelle-Ezunaka, Union Women Wing, Dr. Mrs. Grace Okanne, expressed delight at the visit by the governor’s wife, and noted that in less than three years in office, the governor has recorded numerous achievements in the area of security, agriculture, investments and regular payment of worker’s salary under etc, and requested the construction of Oze to Express Road. In the same vein, President General Ogbunike Union Women Wing, Lady Bibian Onwuka commended their daughter and inlaw, governor Obiano for doing a good job and also requested the construction of Oye Olisa road.
Also speaking the Woman Leader Umunya Development Union, Mrs. Angelina Okafor, said that Mrs. Obiano and her husband the governor are God-sent to Anambra because according to her, “While the governor is busy building many projects like the Civic centre in the town, the wife Osodieme is making positive impact in the lives of widows and the less privileged with some of the beneficiaries in their town.” The Woman leader commended governor Obiano and the wife and requested government to construct roads and check of erosion menace in the area. The same theme was echoed by the Women Leaders at the rallies in Nteje, and Awkuzu communities.
Also officers of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) and the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) were on hand to sensitize members of each community on the need for safe driving and safety on the roads and the avoidance of drugs and substance abuse during the busy Christmas and New Year holidays.
Mrs. Obiano continues the tour of communities in Anambra covering up to five towns daily distributing Christmas gift to the less privileged and school bags to school children.