Go back to drawing board – Hon. Ololo charges NCWS

Hon. Mrs. Ogechi Ololo poses in a group photograph with the leadership of NCWS, Owerri North chapter.

The leadership of National Council of Women Societies (NCWS) has been charged to go back to the drawing board in order to properly educate and sensitize women who misunderstood the vision and mission of the group.

Hon. Mrs Ogechi Ololo who is currently the Deputy Chief of Staff Domestic and Internal Affairs, Imo State Government House,  stressed the need to  revisit the vision and mission of the association for the betterment of women and the society at large, when she  admonished  the leadership of NCWS Owerri North, who visited her at the Government House Owerri.

She explained that it would be a significant, corrective and educative move, so as to properly sensitize those who view the group as a political organization and misunderstood its aims and objectives.

The Deputy Chief of Staff Domestic and Internal Affairs suggested that they  should start educating women about NCWS, pointing out that some people are reluctant  to identify with them because they see it as a political group.

She said, “It is not a political gathering, it is a social gathering that impacts on the lives of the poorest of the poor. I personally believe I am part of NCWS and will do my best to empower the members whenever there is need for it’

The Deputy Chief of Staff expressed appreciation that her fellow married women from Owerri North under the NCWS deemed it necessary to visit her and commended them for all their love and prayers on her family and the state government.

Earlier in her speech, the President of NCWS in Owerri North, Mrs Chinyere Okere said the new leadership of the group came to identify with Hon. Ololo as an example of womanhood and a unique female personality who has made outstanding and impactful contributions to the group.

She said, “It is a solidarity visit to show loyalty to woman who has helped us a lot and keeps helping us. We are ready to work with you.”

In her vote of thanks, Hon. Mrs Helen Emezi noted that Hon Ololo has always been a source of inspiration as her speech and actions have given them confidence and motivation, she promised that NCWS Owerri North will always be there to honour any invitation by the Deputy Chief of Staff Domestic and Internal Affairs.

Okorocha approves construction of 2 hostels for corps members in Imo

A cross section of outgoing Imo Corps Members

Gov. Rochas Okorocha of Imo state has approved the construction of two additional hostels for members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) deployed to the state. The governor made this known at the closing of the orientation course for the Batch ‘B’ Stream II corps members deployed to the state on Monday at Eziama Obaire, Nkwerre LGA.

He said the hostels would be constructed and provided with good facilities and conveniences to enable the corps members live comfortably in the state.

The governor represented by his deputy, Prince Eze Madumere enjoined the corps members to stand for the truth and things that would promote national peace, security and development.

According to him, no meaningful development can be attained in an unstable and unsecured society. The governor urged the corps members to be security conscious and report any unusual occurrence that could undermine the peace and security of the nation. He noted that corps members had played an auxiliary role in the critical sectors of the nation’s economy, particularly in the health, education and agricultural sub sectors. Okorocha urged the corps members in the state to bring to bear all they had learnt in the orientation course in their places of primary assignment and host communities.

Earlier, the NYSC Coordinator in the state, Mr James Olugbodi commended the corps members and the collaborating agencies for keeping faith and living up to expectations during the orientation programme.

He advised the 1, 511 corps members deployed to the state to remain loyal, dutiful and committed to their service and shun truancy and unnecessary travelling.

“Feel free to mix with the people without fear or hindrance. “Identify the people’s felt need and endeavour to make concerted efforts through the community development service (CDS) programme to solve observed challenges in your locality,” he said.

Olugbodi thanked the governor for his continued support to the state NYSC and for approving the construction of two more hostels for corps members in the orientation camp and augmenting the fund for the orientation  course.