The chairperson of Ohaukwu Local Government Area, Mrs. Chinenye Odah, has commended her husband, Barrister Clement Odah, for appointing a widow as Special Assistant on Women Affairs.
Mrs. Odah while interacting with The Voice last Thursday noted that the appointment was an indication of the local government chairman’s interest and regard for the women, adding that it also gave Ohaukwu women a sense of belonging in the present administration
“It gives me joy when I see women being appointed. When you empower a woman you empower a nation. I must commend him” she noted.
On the payment of bursary to female students from various higher institutions of learning in the local government, Mrs. Odah said her heart was filled with joy when she saw the joy on the faces of the beneficiaries especially the females.
“The money given to them will assist them in getting text books and few other necessities. If you see these students that day they were collecting the money, you will know that you wiped away pains from some people.
“Although, it’s not easy for the council chairman to see it as a necessity to help these students, God will always give him the strength and the wisdom that he needs to work. And these students are equally praying for him. They are now his children, and when your child is praying for you, you know that prayer will work. So I’m happy and I know that God who has given him the wisdom will still provide him with the resources to move Ohaukwu forward”, she stated.
She assured Ohaukwu women that the government will continue to do its best to make sure that they are carried along, and to also ensure they are not neglected in anyway as regards to government policies and programmes.’