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The Abia State Governor, Okezie lkpeazu has expressed his administration’s drive to continue to empower more women across the State to enable them excel in all spheres of life, which include political appointments and elective positions.
Governor Ikpeazu, who said this during the 5th Thanksgiving Anniversary and Empowerment Programme of the Okezuo Abia Organization, Umuahia South LGA women’s wing prayer meeting, held at council headquarters, Apumiri, Ubakala, noted that the Government having recognised the numerical strength and support of the womenfolk in the State, will carry them along in the scheme of things and give them a sense of belonging.
The Governor, represented by his Deputy Sir Ude Oko Chukwu said he was overwhelmed by the large number of Okezuo Abia women at the prayer meeting, set aside to thank God for His protection over Abians and the state against all odds and appreciated the organizers for the noble venture of empowering their women through the fellowship and love gathering.
He used the forum to laud the women of Umuahia South LGA for the massive support during electioneering period which led to the overall victory of the PDP and expressed delight that Government in appreciation has elevated many of their son’s and daughters into positions of authority in the State, promising to do more for the people of the area.
In his remarks, the Secretary to the State Government, Barr. Chris Ezem who thanked the women for being consistent in their support for the Gov. Ikpeazu’s administration and the Okezuo Abia Organization, assured that the Government was doing its best to empower women in the State.
He implored them to expand their political evangelism to win more grounds for PDP in the local Government area and beyond.
In their remarks, the Coordinator, Umuahia South LGA, Okezuo Abia Organization, Mr. Kelechi Aguiyi and the woman leader and Education Secretary, Umuahia South LGEA, Mrs Comfort Ihechiluru Nwosu said they have through the prayer meetings empowered about 400 women.
They said they have touched lives in various ways through payment of bills and disclosed that the 5th year anniversary was to thank God for keeping them alive for the past years, while thanking the Governor for appointing their leaders into positions in his government.
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