Raymond Ozoji, Awka
Wife of the vice president Mrs. Dolapo Osinbajo is to grace the 2018 Anambra Mothers’ Summit scheduled to take place at Dr. Alex Ekwueme Square Awka on Friday 3rd August.
Governors’ wives together with the women affairs minister as well as a host of other eminent Nigerians are expected at the epoc-making event which would be a veritable platform to transmit the policies and programmes of the Anambra state government to the womenfolk and indeed the entire Nigerians.
Disclosing this in his office at the government house Awka on wednesday, chief media officer to Governor Willie Obiano, Mr. Emeka Ozumba, who works with the wife of the governor Mrs. Ebelechukwu Obiano said that 2018 mothers’ summit would be unique in the sense that women will be encouraged to be change agents in their respective communities.
Ozumba explained that Mrs. Obiano would be chief host of the mothers’ summit in collaboration with the Anambra state ministry of social welfare, women and children.
He said the summit was a programme that assembled select women from across the 179 communities in the state alongside community based associations, church societies, to mention a few to create an atmosphere for dialogue amongst the womenfolk.
The governor’s chief media officer informed that the theme of the 2018 mothers’ summit is Sustaining Women Participation In Politics: Prospect and Challenges, stressing that the theme was geared towards sparking the interest of women as it concerned encouraging them to take active interest in leadership issues in the communities as well as national level.
He said the summit also helps to galvanise women into political participation as it is a platform to incorporate them into government activities and schemes.
Ozumba who gave a brief rundown of the governor’s wife’s poverty alleviation programmes and empowermennt schemes in Anambra state, said her generosity was unquantifiable in the sense that she has enlivened women and children and given them succour, adding that through her non-governmental organisation known as Caring Family Enhancement Initiative (CAFE) she has built over 21 houses for women who had no shelter, built about 15 toilets in markets to promote hygiene practise in rural markets across the 21 local government areas in the state as well as treated about 62 mentally challenged persons in her Nteje remand home Oyi council area of the state.
He also stated that the governor’s wife embarks on community tours across the state where she obtains first hand information from rural women during the annual women’s August meeting and other times so as to co-opt them into the scheme of things and also keep them abreast of government policies and programmes for women and children in the state.