The Executive Chairman of Obanliku Local Government Council, Evang. Hon Mrs. Margaret Inde represented by the first lady, Mrs Victoria Ugbe today host her Excellency Dr (Mrs) Linda Ayade as she holds interactive session with Obanliku maidens, women, widows and others at the Council Secretariat in Sankwala.
Her Excellency, Dr. Linda Ayade represented by the Special Adviser, Cross River State Water Board LTD and Coordinator, Cross River Urban to Rural Women Mentorship Program, Hon. Agnes Atsu (JP) and Mr Fred Abua, the CPS/SSA to her Excellency.
Receiving the team on behalf of Hon Margaret Inde, the first lady and the Obanliku CROWEI Ambassador, Mrs Victoria Ugbe along with the CROWEI coordinator, Obanliku Chapter, Mrs Ulam thanked her Execellency Dr (Mrs) Linda Ayade for matching her words with action.
She expressed her sincere appreciation and happiness for Her Excellency choosing to commence the pilot phase of this laudable initiative in Obanliku.
The Ambassador assured that they will ensure a smooth implimentation and sustainability of the program.
Recall that on the 7th May, 2021, Her Excellency, Dr. (Mrs.) Linda Ayade Inaugurated the State Exco for her new programme, CROWEI Urban To Rural Women Support Initiative Programme (CRU2RWI) with Hon. Agnes Atsu (JP) as State Coordinator with a charge to commence the pilot phase at Obanliku Local Government Area immediately.
Today, Obanliku maidens, widows and others gathered at the Council Secretariat Sankwala from their various wards for an interactive session with the state coordinator and her team.
Speaking during the interactive session, the State Coordinator, Hon Agnes Atsu (JP) appreciated all participants and encouraged all to take advantage of the opportunity to better their life thereby fullfiling destiny
Hon Agnes stressed that unlike other empowerment programs that has no good follow up, this one will be different. We shall do monitoring and evaluation, hence plans are already on ground.
In her words “her Excellency is committed to ensure an implimentation of sustainable empowerment where beneficiaries can leverage on and create fortunes for themselves and their families”
“We are aware, that many are here to get this empowerment, sell whatever would be given and return to their normal life, I assure you, we will drive you through a training process after which you will now be empowered”
Also speaking at the occasion, the CPS/SSA to her Execellency, Mr Fred Abua who also doubled as the Committee Secretary briefed the participants on the need for all to show seriousness and follow every step of the training.
He also noted that “empowering women is very vital in every society especially like ours, if the society must experience rapid development, hence the idea of her Excellency, Dr Linda Ayade”
At the meeting, Hon Agnes Atsu informed the participants that very soon a team of trainers shall come and will take the participants on various entrepreneurial skills, trade and lots more.
Akpo, John Unimnia
Chief Press Secretary to the Chairman Obanliku