By; PAMELA EBOH, Awka
Wife of Anambra State Governor, Chief Mrs. Ebelechukwu Obiano has called for proper welfare of pregnant women and nursing mothers at the various holding centers across the state.
Mrs. Obiano who made the call when she visited some Holding Centers where flood affected persons were provided shelter urged managers of the Centres to give special attention to the food and medical needs of the affected persons, especially pregnant and nursing mothers.
Holding centers visited by the Governor’s Wife include, Ogbaru Holding Centre located at the local government headquarters in Atani, Anambra East Holding centres of Igbakwu and Aguleri.
On arrival, Mrs. Obiano was conducted round the various units of the centre, by the Transition Committee Chairmen of the Council Areas to ascertain the general living condition of the people.
Presenting relief materials to the Transition Committee Chairmen, the Governor’s wife said, ‘It is morally obligatory to lend a hand of solidarity to people hit by natural disaster of nature.”
She urged the affected persons to find fortitude in the fact the siege is only temporary.
Mrs. Obiano had earlier at the Ogbaru Holding Centre called for a minute of silence for the repose of the soul of mine-year-old Benedict Uzoh, of Okpoti in Ogbaru local government area who was recently drowned while fetching water.
Items donated at the holding center were, mattresses, mosquito nets, packs of toilet tissues and baby diapers, cartons of tin tomatoes,
detergents, soaps and beverages.
Others include, bags of rice, beans, garri and cooking salt, gallons of red and groundnut oil, towels, fruits, snacks, and bags of sachet water.
Similarly, the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in last year’s governorship election in the state, Mr. Oseloka Obaze has called for a more robust response to the flooding devastating the river-rine areas of Anambra State.
His words: “As flooding devastates Ogbaru and six other local government areas in Anambra State, with rising casualties, my heart goes out to the families of the deceased and the IDP’s. We pray for a more proactive response, geared at minimizing fatalities. A more robust response is imperative.”