Remain Focussed on your Roles As Mothers, Enugu Gov's wife urges women


Enugu------Wife of Enugu State Governor, Mrs. Monica Ugwuanyi, has urged women to remain focused on their roles as mothers, especially in the lives of their husbands and children. She spoke during the flag-off of this year's Women's August Conference in Enugu State, popularly known as August Meeting, adding that women should always be conscious of their children's activities both at home and outside the home. According to her, monitoring of children's behaviors and activities will help curb societal ills like prostitution, child abuse and robbery, even as the society can be reformed with some extra efforts from women. "As mothers, we have critical roles in the lives of our children and that of our husbands. We stay with our children, therefore we should be able to monitor them and know the company they keep," she added. Earlier, various women groups in the state, who trooped out in their numbers to participate in the annual event, lauded Mrs. Ugwuanyi for her commitment and determination towards improving the wellbeing of the children, youths, women and indigent persons in the state. The women also commended her for uniting women of diverse faith and political leanings in the state through the works of her pet project, Ugo's Touch of Life Foundation, U-TOLF. Speaking, wife of the leader of the state House of Assembly, Mrs Vivian Ezeugwu, said the prevailing peace in the state was due to the fact that both Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi and his wife, were God fearing and committed to enthroning peace and good governance. "The election of Gov. Ugwuanyi and his wife is a clear manifestation of God's blessings to the state," Ezeugwu said, adding that the governor's wife had given hope to the vulnerable in the society. Ezeugwu further described the state as a model for other states and enjoined women to sustain their support for Gov. Ugwuanyi's administration in appreciation of his generosity, good works and inclusive government. Also, the wife of the Chairman, Association of Local Government of Nigeria, ALGON, Barrister (Mrs) Ifeoma Ugwu, applauded the remarkable feats of the present administration in empowering women through various interventions in the area of skills acquisition. "Look at what has been happening in Enugu State since this administration came on board; many women have been empowered through skills acquisition and even in businesses. "Some of our children have benefited from Mrs Ugwuanyi's scholarship programme, while the U-TOLF has been assisting the indigent through economic empowerment and free medical treatments." The occasion, which sets the tone for the annual August Meeting across the five South Eastern sates, particularly in the 17 Local Government Areas of the state, also featured raffle draws, dancing competition, march past, water race, among other activities.

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