WIFE of Enugu State Governor, Mrs. Monica UgochiUgwuanyi, has thanked women of the state, especially the Enugu Women Prayer Network for their unceasing prayers and support for Governor IfeanyiUgwuanyi’s administration since 2015.
Mrs. Ugwuanyi, who spoke while flagging off this year’s August Meeting in Enugu, stressed that women of the state have been outstanding in their support through prayers and effective participation in the programmes and policies of the government at the state and local government levels.
Disclosing that the theme of the August meeting was ‘Women, The Home, Peace and Bridge Builders’, the Enugu State Governor’s wife stated, “in Igboland, August Meeting represents the socio-economic and cultural development initiative of women to deliberate and proffer solutions to developmental issues concerning their homes, communities and the state.”
Mrs. Ugwuanyi urged the women to take home all they have learnt from the event and focus on providing capacity building, skill acquisition, income generating engagements and participation in financial contributions such as ‘isusu’ that would boost their businesses and other sources of livelihood.
Pointing out that this year’s flag off of the August Meeting will be the last she will attend as the wife of the governor of Enugu State, Mrs. Ugwuanyi, who appreciated the great love she shares with women of the state, advised them to love themselves, embrace peace, practice forgiveness, share gifts and positive ideas as they go home for the annual event, adding: “Let the people in the rural areas feel your presence in a positive way and appreciate your coming home during this August return.”
She also urged the women to be shining examples to others and continue to build their homes and maintain peace.
Noting, “since 2015 till date, we have been meeting here at Okpara Square to flag off August meetings, to pray, empower and encourage one another”. She however promised to be visiting and supporting the prayer network, as much as she can when she leaves office as wife of the governor.
Mrs. Ugwuanyi, who used the occasion to empower indigent women financially, through her pet project, Ugo’s Touch of Life Foundation, prayed: “As we journey to our various home towns, may God Almighty grant us journey mercies and keep us and our families throughout this period of August Meeting and beyond, in Jesus name, amen.”
Also speaking at the event, the Corporate Affairs Manager (East), Nigeria Breweries Plc, Mrs. Joy Egolum commended Gov. Ugwuanyi and his wife, for the existing peace and good governance in Enugu state.
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