By Judith Eze
The wife of the Governor of Ebonyi State, Mary-Maudline Uzoamaka Ogbonna Nwifuru has held a strategic meeting with Development Partners to collaborate them in her pet project.
Nnenna Oshibe, Chief Press Secretary to Mrs Nwifuru in a press release made available to THE VOICE, Thursday, stated that the meeting which was held at her office, Government House, Centenary City, Abakaliki, Wednesday, was in a bid to fulfill her avowed decision to touch lives of the less privileged and downtrodden in society through her office.
Addressing the partners, Mrs. Nwifuru said the meeting was aimed at exposing to her and her team what the Development Partners could offer to the State for possible collaboration with her pet project.
The Governor’s wife who revealed that her pet project would soon be lunched in the State, said she would work with Donor Agencies whose programs and projects were in tandem with her area of interest.
She reassured that her office would create a conducive environment for smooth partnership in the areas that would impact lives of the downtrodden.
Some of the Development Partners in attendance were, USAID STATE 2 STATE, USAID Advocacy Nutrition, DIG Foundation, FTF Agric Extension and Advocacy, AMURT, EB-SMOH, USAID MCGL, USAID Momentum, USAID Breakthrough Action among others.
Representatives of the Donor Agencies made their presentations on what they could offer the State in partnership with the Governor’s wife.
Speaking on behalf of the Representatives of the Agencies, Dr. Azu Ibiam said they were ready to support the Governor’s wife in her pet project, adding that the Partners had in the past assisted the Government in touching lives of its citizenry.
In her remark Dr. Mrs Nkechi Echiegu on behalf of the Pet Project Team, thanked the Partners for their presence at the meeting and informed them that the team would digest their presentations and decide on the next line of action.