…Donates 2-Bedroom Bungalow to Widow in Awka
… As Family Unites with Missing Mother 38 Years after
By Ifeoma Ezenyilimba
In what he described as tapping from the magnanimous and benevolence spirit of the wife of the Executive Governor of Anambra State, Her Excellency, Chief Mrs. Ebelechukwu Obiano, the Transition Committee Chairman of Awka South Local Government Council, Hon. Leo Nwuba, has built and donated a 2-Bedroom Bungalow to a needy widow, Mrs. Roseline Anene of Umudioka Village, Awka.
Handing over the keys of the new building worth Millions of Naira to Chief Mrs. Ebele Obiano, Hon. Leo Nwuba, said he embarked on the project as his support to Her Excellency’s Caring Faming Enhancement (CAFÉ) Initiative, following his findings that the widow, Mrs. Anene, who was picked from her wandering, and nursed by the governor’s wife, lacked a shelter over her head.
Nwuba, who said he accomplished the project through his little personal savings, thanked God for using him as an instrument to positively impact in the life of Mrs. Anene, who got missing over 38 years ago, commended Chief Mrs. Obiano for the many women and children she had empowered with shelter, skills and resources, through her CAFÉ Initiative.
Commissioning the new 2-Bedroom Bungalow at Umudioka Village, Awka, in a well-attended event on Friday, August 10, 2018, Her Excellency, Chief Mrs. Ebelechukwu Obiano, extolled Hon. Leo Nwuba and the wife for the unique goodwill, and urged others to toe Nwuba’s part.
Pointing out that charity pays, Mrs. Obiano, enjoined all to look out for the poor-needy individuals among them, and positively impact in their lives, saying that giving, brings about God’s unmatchable blessings. She flayed those who coveted excessive wealth for themselves alone while the poor around them wallowed in penury.
Mrs. Obiano, who said she had through CAFÉ Initiative built over 20 houses for the poor- needy individuals across the three senatorial zones of Anambra State, solicited for stable support to her NGO so as to positively empower more individuals in dire need.
The governor’s wife, who made a donation of two queen-size beds, two standing fans and seats for the house, warned non-immediate family members against unwarranted access to the house.
In their various speeches, the Anambra State Commissioner for Social Welfare, Children & Women’s Affairs, Lady Ndidi Mezue; the Anambra State Commissioner for Transport, Hon. Uche Okafor; the member representing Awka South I Constituency, Hon. Dr Nnamdi J. Okafor, extolled Chief Mrs. Obiano for her unique motherly love, care, goodwill and concern for all, especially the poor-needy widows, children and mentally challenged.
Lady Ndidi Mezue, who commended Her Excellency for being able to make heaven while on earth through her numerous show of kindness and goodwill, noted that Chief Mrs. Obiano had through her CAFÉ Initiative and in partnership with Anambra State Ministry of Social Welfare, Children & Women’s Affairs, rid the roads of Anambra State of mentally deranged persons, The mentally challenged persons were taken very good care of at the home in Nteje, while the stable ones had been united with their families, across Nigeria.
Speaking to Fides, the beneficiary, Mrs. Roseline Anene, who was visibly delighted, thanked Chief Mrs. Ebelechukwu Obiano, who she said found and took care of her, and the Awka South LG boss, Hon. Leo Nwuba for their goodwill, praying for God’s continuous blessings on them.
On their parts, the widow’s first and only daughter, Mrs. Ifeyinwa Nwachukwu and the first son, Mr Christopher Anene, thanked God, the governor’s wife and Hon. Nwuba for making it possible for them to unite with their mother, who got missing over 38 years ago.
According to the first child, their mother, who hailed from Ilorin by birth had left her five children, including the last baby, who was not up to two years to visit her own mother in Ilorin, and was never seen again. They searched for her for many years, and resigned to fate, when they, alongside their maternal people had exhausted their search options. Their late father, a retired police officer, who later married another wife, died seven years ago.
A good number of individuals graced and supported the project as well as CAFÉ Initiative projects.