Saturday, 4 June 2016

Mrs Obiano lauds Commitment of Governor's Wives to Charity

 Governor of Lagos State, Dr. Akinwumi Ambode and Wife of the Governor of Anambra State, Chief (Mrs.) Ebelechukwu Obiano when the governor hosted the Southern Governors Wives Forum Friday at Alausa, Lagos.

 
           By emeka ozumba

The Wife of the Governor of Anambra State, Chief (Mrs.) Ebelechukwu Obiano has commended the commitment of members of the Southern Governor's Wives' Forum to charitable programmes in their respective States. Mrs. Obiano stated this in a chat with newsmen, Friday on the heels of the just concluded meeting of the Forum held in Lagos.

Mrs Obiano noted that the Southern Governor's Wives Forum which is made up of spouses of the seventeen state governors in the south of Nigeria have through their pet projects supported good governance by their husband's admirations and are touching the lives of less privileged members of the society who often find themselves last in  line.

(L-R): Governor of Lagos State, Dr. Akinwumi Ambode in a group photograph with members of the Southern Governors Wives Forum when he hosted them on Friday at Alausa, Lagos.

 

 

Said she: “Our meeting has become a good platform for information sharing and synergy. We prioritize our intervention projects and share best practices. As wives who do not have constitutional mandate and no funding, we try our best to live up to the pledge we made to donors and sponsors through the projects we undertake and the many lives we change for the better."

(L-R): Wife of Governor of Oyo State, Mrs. Florence Ajimobi, Wife of the Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Dens. Martha Udom and Wife of the Governor of Anambra State, Chief (Mrs.) Ebelechukwu Obiano when governor Lagos State Governor hosted the Southern Governors Wives Forum Friday at Alausa, Lagos.

 

According to Mrs Obiano, “These are trying times for our country and many families but it is also a good time to rededicate ourselves to good courses and to being our brothers and sisters keeper. On my part, I have through my NGO Caring Family Enhancement Initiative (CAFE) continued to help the needy especially indigent Widows who recently got ten free houses under phase one of the CAFE Housing for Indigent Widows, not to mention CAFE Market Toilets and many other empowerment programmes."

(L-R): Governor of Lagos State, Dr. Akinwumi Ambode in audience with members of the Southern Governors Wives Forum when he hosted them on Friday at Alausa, Lagos.

 

Addressing members of the SGWF when they paid him courtesy visit at Alausa, Lagos State Governor, Dr. Akinwumi Ambode, acknowledged that efforts by Governors to deliver good governance will not be effective without the complementary role by their wives described the Forum as an important platform that would enable wives of Governors to share knowledge and exchange notes on governance.

Governor Ambode also told them that despite daunting challenges that Nigeria was making steady progress due to the commitment of Governors and their spouses.

 

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