Empowerment: Mrs Umahi Calls For Synergy To Impact Positively On Ebonyi Women, Less Privileged


Wife of Ebonyi State Governor, Mrs Rachael Umahi, on Monday called for synergy from Ebonyi women to churn out programmes so as to impact positively on the lives of women and the less privileged in the society.

Mrs Umahi made the call while opening her new ultra-modern office at centenary city, new government house, Abakaliki.

According to her, she will be leaving her office at the expiration of her tenure as more gracious, more happy, more refined, more experienced and more fulfilled.

She said she doesn’t have any pending Economic and Financial Crimes Commission(EFCC) visitation and that her name never appeared on the pages of newspapers because of transparent life.

She called on leaders to ensure they end well in their administration.

“Nobody checks the time more than the way I do and so, I am leaving the office more gracious, more happy, more refined, more experienced, more fulfilled. Have you ever seen my name on the pages of newspapers for scandal? I don’t have a pending EFCC visitation. If you want to rest, rest well. The world is enough for everybody but it is never enough for everybody with greed”, she stated.

The Governor’s wife identified patience, perseverance and listening ear as key to successful marriage and other achievements in life.

“A lot of people are wondering, it’s barely a year and some months to the end of this administration, why the noise. Let me remind you, the end of a matter is better than the beginning. The perfection of what is started by God almighty is the end and it is always the best.

“I want to teach my women patience, perseverance, and God’s timing. If you want to end well in any relationship, especially marriage, have a listening ear to that person God sent to you. It is God who sends a man to a woman. Do not judge the book by the cover; grumbling, murmuring in a matter that you are not sure of, can lead you to hell fire.

“Those who are murmuring “time is up, time is up”, do you know that in the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, there are two tenures of four years? The people will know the time to review if they want you again. And if they do, you will come for another four years. So, immediately you are buying the form, you already know the expiring date of your first tenure”, she stated.

The first lady called on women to make the new ultra-modern office very busy and vibrant by bringing up programmes which will impact on them positively, adding that she will continue to champion the wellbeing of women, the vulnerable and less privileged in the society.

In her remarks, the state Chairman of ALGON, Mrs Nkechinyere Iyioku, commended Mrs Umahi for all she has been doing for women.

She lauded her for giving women 40 percent during the 2015 general elections.

“During the 2015 campaign, Ebonyi women asked for 35%, but mummy, you gave us 40%. This is the first time in the history of Ebonyi that more women are elected as local government Chairmen. This is the first time in the history of Ebonyi state that a woman is now the ALGON Chairman. This is the first time in the history of Ebonyi state that three women are elected in the state House of Assembly. This is the first time in the history of Ebonyi state that 12 women are elected as members of the state exco”, she said.


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