No fewer than 126 women were on Saturday 18th February, 2017 empowered by the Governor of Imo State, Anayo Rochas Okorocha. The beneficiaries were the wives of convoy drivers, security personnel and aides attached to the Governor.
While the women received cheques ranging from N150,000 to N2 Million, others who opted for employment into the state civil service, received assurance that their request would get urgent attention.
Presenting the cheques at Nick Banquet Hall Government House, Owerri, Okorocha noted that the empowerment was in appreciation of their husbands’ effort in the discharge of their respective duties. He noted that all of them have dutifully and wholeheartedly discharged their duties since inception of his administration, hence the need to make them stronger and more productive through giving empowerment to their wives.
The governor represented by His Deputy Chief of Staff, Domestic and Internal Affairs, Hon. Mrs. Ogechi Ololo admonished them to make judicious use of the money by investing wisely.
“I encourage them to protect and use the money carefully and wisely. That way, it will be of benefit to them. It is a seed and they need to sow it properly for it to germinate and bear fruits. My prayer for them is to use it judiciously”, the governor said.
A beneficiary Mrs Nweke Nkiriuka, wife of Nweke Jude of State Security Service, who spoke to newsmen shortly after receiving her cheque, lavished encomiums on the governor for his show of magnanimity and prayed God to bless him in all his endeavours.