Emma Nzenwa GOC
Friday, 16th August, 2019.
The 2019 August meeting tour of the wife of the Imo State governor, Her Excellency, Lady Ebere Ihedioha commences with Orsu LGA as the first port of call. Her Excellency who arrived elegantly towards 12 noon with her entourage greeted the crowd of ebullient women who were already cheerfully seated to welcome her.
The occasion under the able Chairmanship of Justice JTU Nnodum (SAN) represented by Chief Jerry Alagbaoso (Asiwaju), was studded with various activities to entertain the first lady and her entourage such as match past by the various wards, singing competition, cultural dance competition and food exhibition.
Speaking at the occasion, the wife of the state governor, Her Excellency, Lady Ebere Ihedioha commended the good women of Orsu LGA for the warm reception accorded to her assuring them that their support that led to the emergence of the PDP will not be in vain. She equally commended them for being active in farming noting that she was so delighted while inspecting their farm produces.
She unveiled the empowerment package she came with assuring the people that empowering women would be a continuous exercise noting that it was her passion. She disclosed that she had opened a help line so that less privileged women can get in touch for assistance. She urged the people to identify less privileged women and contact her office through the line which she disclosed.
The first lady distributed the empowerment packages to 15 women in the LGA. They range from complete set of sewing machines, grinding machines and popcorn making machines and generator sets with funds to kick-start. The first lady in observance of transparency, decided to hand them over to the recipients by herself.
The high point of the occasion was the raffle draw conducted by Her Excellency in the most transparency manner which saw the emergence of a woman whose joy knew no bounds when her draw-coupon was picked by a little boy invited by the first lady. The draw package was a deep freezer and a generator set to power the deep freeze
Present at the occasion are dignitaries of Orsu LGA such as traditional rulers and government personalities among whom are the traditional ruler of the day, Eze M. O. Obi, the traditional ruler of the host community, Awo Idemini, Rt Hon Jerry Alagbaoso (Asiwaju), member representing Orlu, Orsu and Oru East, Federal Constituency, House of Representatives Abuja, Hon. Ekene Nnodumele, Member representing Orsu State constituency, Imo State House of Assembly, Engr Ben Ekwueme (Ochendo Orsu), Honorable Commissioner of Works, Hon. Dr. Head Chizee Ojinika, Special Adviser, Inter Party Affairs, Imo State, Hon. Herbert Smart ubah KSM(Akaraugo), The Chairman, Interim Management Committee (IMC) Orsu LGA. Others are Lady Edith Ubah, Chairperson, Orsu LGA, Eziada Sade Ijeoma Balogun, Hon Sunday O. Ejenibe (Ngige Orsu), Chairman, PDP Orsu LGA.
Emma Nzenwa GOC
For Imo State Government New Media Center