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Obiano’s Wife Donates Wheelchairs To Physically Challenged Persons

Posted: Oct 27, 2015 at 9:43 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

The Wife of Anambra State Governor, Ebelechukwu Obiano, has donated 80

wheelchairs to physically challenged persons to support their mobility.

Mrs. Obiano said her priority was to use her pet project, the Caring Family Enhancement Initiative (CAFE), to identify the challenges facing the less privileged in the society, find solutions and impact positively on their lives.

She reassured the beneficiaries that her pet project would be a vehicle with which to undertake more capacity building programmes as well as educational training to promote self-reliance among the physically-challenged.

Mrs. Obiano appealed to them never to use the wheel chairs given to them to engage in begging as it would be degrading, but urged them to make use of the stipends given them to support themselves.

She further stressed that aside the contributions of her pet project, the gesture was also made possible by the assistance and support of philanthropists, corporate bodies and donor agencies.

The wife of the state’s Deputy Governor, Mrs. Oby Okeke and the Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development, Mrs. Victoria Chikwelu, commended Mrs. Obiano for her passion for the indigent and disabled persons in the society, which she also extended to Basic School Isulo, a community in Orumba South Local Government Area.

A representative and Special Assistant to Governor Willie Obiano on Donor Agencies, Nneka Onwudiwe, pledged more support to the initiative.