GOVERNOR Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has begun moves to give succour to the inmates of the Orphanage home in Enugu just as his wife, Monica, last week, doled out gas cookers to rural women in the state.
Ugwuanyi, who paid an unscheduled visit to the FSP Medical Centre/Orphanage Home along Abakaliki Road in Enugu metropolis, promised to alleviate the suffering of the inmates of the centre.
Governor Ugwuanyi said the welfare of children and the less privileged persons in the society were part of the priorities of his administration as he elicited first hand information on the conditions and some of the challenges facing the inmates.
Addressing the workers of the orphanage home, business operators and other residents who gathered during the visit, the governor assured them of government protection as they carried on with their genuine businesses as well as attending to the welfare of the inmates.
He tasked the people to be law-abiding by obeying the constituted authorities and the law and to report any body, group or authority that illegally embarrassed them as they did their genuine businesses.
“Anything that touches the poor touches him. I urge you all to pray for this administration to achieve its set gargets and goals”, he added.
Earlier, the Director, FSP Medical Centre/Orphanage, Mrs Nneka Anioke and the founder, WACOL/Tarmar Sarc, an Enugu-based non-governmental organisation, Mrs Joy Ezeilo, commended the governor for the visit which they said would go a long way to solve some of their problems bogging the two separate bodies reduced.
In the same vein, Mrs Ugwuanyi, in fulfilment of her pledge to empower rural women in the state through her pet project, Ugo-Touch, gave out 17 gas cookers and cylinders to 17 women drawn from all the local government areas in the state.
Lady Monica said the gesture was her contribution to the campaign for safe cooking among rural women through the use of gas cookers which she described as posing less danger to their health.
She made this donation in partnership with Masters Energy, an oil firm, at Okpara Square during the June edition of Enugu State Women Prayer Network.
At the meeting, Mrs Ugwuanyi charged them to always indulge in activities that would engender development in the society, noting that they must also be agents of peace and progress in their families.
Delivering a sermon with the theme “Divine Intervention of God” in the course of the meeting , the officiating priest, Pastor Njoku urged the women to be steadfast in praying for God’s intervention in affairs concerning their families, while maintaining self discipline in their dealings with others and shunning arrogance at all times.