Southeast Women Demand Rapid Development From Government

Women-August-meetingSome Igbo women in Nigeria’s southeast have stressed the need for women from the region to come united irrespective of their differences to support southeast political leaders.

They believe that such support would enable elected persons deliver good governance, promote girl child education, eradicate poverty and ensure meaningful development for the people of the south east.

Their stand was echoed at the 2016 southeast August meeting organised by the wife of the Imo State Governor, Nkechi Okorocha. It was held at the Imo International Conference Centre in Owerri, the capital of Imo State, with the theme; “Looking at the Next Generation of Mothers”.

The programme was co-organised by the wives of the Governors of Anambra, Ebonyi, Abia, and Enugu, states.

It attracted dignitaries, both male and female across Nigeria especially of southeast extraction.

The main auditorium was filled to capacity, with women in colourful attires, traditional rulers, top government functionaries.

They gathered to witness the 2016 August meeting in Imo State, but this time it was not just for Imo women, but the women of the entire southeast.

It was also a session for fanfare and lots of drama.

In her address of welcome, the Imo State Commissioner for Women Affairs, Ngozi Njoku, explained the essence of the programme and its importance to the people of the southeast geopolitical zone.

The chairman of the occasion, former Governor of Old Anambra State, Jim Nwobodo, commended the organisers of the event for thinking it wise to unite the southeast region with such event that would not only impact on women but would also bring development to the Igbo nation.

In their different speeches, the host, Mrs Okorocha and her counterparts from Abia and Enugu, Nkechi Ikpeazu, and Monica Ugwuanyi, respectively, urged women to make good use of their positions as mothers to bring development to the southeast irrespective of differences.

This is the first August meeting that will bring all the wives of the southeast governors together and hopefully, there will be a follow up on most of the issues raised for the benefit and development of the people of the southeast.

Rivers Angels Win Nigeria Women League

women LeagueRivers Angels are the champions of the 2014/15 Nigeria Women Premier League.

River Angels defeated Bayelsa Queens 1-0 in the final of the Super Six contest decided at the Umuahia Township Stadium in Abia State.

Super Falcons left back Osinachi Ohale’s first-half goal was enough to hand her side their unprecedented sixth women league title.

The Port Harcourt outfit maintained a 100 percent record, winning all their matches against Nasarawa Amazons, Sunshine Queens and Bayelsa Queens.

Women’s League: 2015 Super Six Competition Kicks Off

LeagueThe Nigeria Women Football League, 2015 Super Six Competition kicked off on Monday at the Umuahia Township Stadium.

Shortly after the opening ceremony performed by the Wife of Abia State Governor, Nkechi Ikpeazu, the first match between the Nasarawa Amazons FC and defending champions, Rivers Angels ended 1-0 in favour of Rivers Angels.

The second match for the day between Delta Queens and Bayelsa Queens ended in a 1-1 draw.

Pregnant Women Get Nutritional Food Supplements In Abia

abia-pregnant-womenFor sustainable safe motherhood, the wife of the Abia State Governor, Nkechi Ikpeazu, has distributed nutritional package food supplement to pregnant and nursing mothers at the Federal Medical Centre, Umuahia, and Abia State Diagnostics Centre, Amachara annex.

This is an initiative of the wife of the President, Mrs Aisha Buhari, for an improved and qualitative health care to encourage pregnant women and also exclusive breastfeeding.

While distributing the packaged food supplement and other items to the pregnant women, Mrs. Ikpeazu urged the women to use it judiciously and obey other health advice by the medical personnel for adequate growth of their babies and safe delivery.

The visits was an opportunity to present gifts to some patients and payments of hospital bills of several others who could not afford the fees for one reason or the other.

Appreciating the gesture, some of the beneficiaries said this would leave an indelible mark as they continued to render prayers, thanking the government for the assistance.