Ebonyi Gov's Wife Flags-off Pet Project BERWO

- Joyce Onuora, Abakaliki

The Wife of the Ebonyi State Governor, Mrs Uzoamaka Nwifuru has officially flaged off her pet project, "Better Health for Rural Women, Children and Internally Displaced Foundation" (BERWO)

The BERWO flagged-off took place at the Christian Ecumenical Center, Abakaliki, Ebonyi State

Mrs Nwifuru also used same occasion to launch the Gender Based Violence (GBV) Center. She disclosed that the foundation will focuse on improving the health, education and general wellbeing of women and children, especially rural dwellers and vulnerable people in Ebonyi.

The First Lady commended eminent Nigerians for attending her pet project event and for their immense support, noting that, her foundation and pet projects would achieve best results and sustainable impact through collective efforts

The First Lady expressed dismay how most women lost their family values and homes by being lone rangers on the erroneous notion of equal rights, urging women to return to the past glory of their values.

She called for a collective effort to end GBV in the State through the pet project.

Wife of Cross River State Governor, Rev. Eyoanwan Otu commended Mrs. Nwifuru for the pet project which she said will undoubtedly serve as beckon of hope, offering support and opportunities to those who need it most.

She described the Ebonyi First Lady as a role model and advocate of positive change, adding that her dedication to empowering women and promoting gender equality in the State is very commendable.

In his remarks, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Tajudeen Abbas who was represented by Hon. Amaobi Ogar, said the pet project will go a long way in ending GBV that has bedeviled the State.

He commended Mrs Nwifuru for the pet project which according to him will touch and save lives.

On his part, Minister of Works, Engr. Dave Umahi congratulated the Ebonyi First Lady for the project and described it as very apt.

“The choice of your pet project is very apt because God sends people to meet the needs of people from time to time. We need health in our state, we need to take care of the child, the woman and protect them, by so doing, you are also protecting the men”, he stated.

Ebonyi State Governor, Chief Francis Nwifuru who unveiled the pet project said the event was germane considering that it will create an impact on the lives of the people especially women, children and the less privileged who are in dire need of care and support.

“It is important to note that this laudable initiative of Her Excellency, the mother of our dear state will serve as flagship, to promote virile future for the State, by addressing key issues such as health for our rural women, Campaign against GBV, Rural Health Emergency Response and most importantly women empowerment”, he stated.

The occasion attracted prominent Nigerians, including; Speaker, House of Representatives, Tajudeen Abbas, some wives of Governors of Imo, Ogun and Cross River States, Minister of Works, Sen. Dave Umahi, National Assembly members, Tinubu's Aide on community development south east and amongst other personalities were present to unveil the pet project of the wife of Ebonyi State Governor. END

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