AWKA—Wife of the Governor of Anambra State, Mrs. Ebelechukwu Obiano, has said that she will sustain partnership with the church on empowerment of women.
The governor’s wife made the pledge, Sunday, at the thanksgiving service to close the 10th Diocesan Women’s Conference of Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) Diocese of Mbamili, at St. Andrew’s Anglican Church, Mmiata Anam, Anambra West Local Government Area.
Mrs. Obiano, the founder of Caring Family Enhancement Initiative, CAFÉ, a non-governmental, non-partisan, non-religious organization engaged in the training and empowerment of women, especially indigent widows and the less privileged, commended the Mbamili diocesan women for embarking on the construction of a skills acquisition training centre.
She said: “I am happy to note that your efforts are in line with the programmes of CAFÉ by ensuring that women of communities in this area are trained to become self-reliant and able to assist their husbands with the family upkeep. It is no longer convenient to act stay-at-home-mother. Rather, get involved by earning an income. It will not only earn you income but also boost your self-confidence.”
Earlier in a sermon, the Bishop of Mbamili Diocese, Rt. Rev Henry Okeke said that the theme of the conference: “Women as co-labourers with God,” vests responsibility on the women to always trust God in all they do and work for the good and progress of the community.