By Ifeoma Ezenyilimba
Chief Hon Mrs Genevieve Ekwochi, a former Anambra State Commissioner for Social Welfare, Women’s and Children’s Affairs, has called on the member representing Anaocha/Njikoka/Dunukofia Federal Constituency, Hon Dozie Nwankwo, to focus more on creating employment opportunities for the teeming unemployed youths of the constituency.
Hon Ekwochi, made the call at the 2021 Triennial Convention of Catholic Women’s Organisation (CWO), Neni Deanery, held last Saturday, October 16, at St John’s Catholic Church, Neni, Anaocha LGA, Anambra State.
The former commissioner, who was at the event honoured as pillar of CWO, Neni Deanery, observed that the increased number of unemployed youths of Anaocha/Njikoka/Dunukofia Federal Constituency had been alarming. She noted that there was need for concerted effort to be made so as to get the graduates, who were without jobs, gainfully employed.
Ekwochi, who said she was happy over the award conferred on her by CWO Neni Deanery, described the cultural displays on exploits in war and farming by the Catholic women as very remarkable. She urged the mothers to live up to their responsibilities as ideal role models in families, the Church and society, so as to ensure better future for the children.
Reacting to the call by Ekwochi, the federal legislator, Hon Ferdinand Dozie Nwankwo, said youth employment and general human development had been part of the focal points of his representation.
Hon Nwankwo, who was represented as the chairman of the occasion by Hon Ofoma Oduah, explained he had recently secured employment opportunities for over thirty five youths of the constituency.
Fides gathered that Chief Hon Mrs Genevieve Ekwochi, who was a PDP aspirant for the Anambra State November 6, 2021 Governorship Election, had in the past, been honoured by both the Catholic Women’s Organisation (CWO), Awka Diocese and the Catholic Women’s Organisation of Nigeria (CWON), as an Excellent Lady.