The book, ‘Ebelechukwu Obiano, Anambra’s First Lady of the Grassroots’, was written by the Deputy Chief Press Secretary to the Governor of Anambra State, Mr Emeka Ozumba.
Correspondent Daniel Ezeigwe reports that the one hundred and eighty-three-paged literature succinctly mirrors the governor’s wife’s breakthroughs beginning from her early life, to a professional and then through the eight years of her husband’s administration.
Partitioned into eight subtitles, the piece also captures the charity journeys of the governor’s wife, which has spanned across thirty years.
The book reviewer, a professor of English at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Ngozi Chuma-Udeh, said that Mr Ozumba, has plotted a perfect trajectory of the governor’s wife’s life; a cumulative record of her engagements in the past eight years.
She said that the book espouses Dr Obiano’s courageous spirit, and x-rays her ability to multitask, including her willingness to try new adventures, a mindset that gave birth to CAFE in August, 2014.
The book’s chief unveiler, Chief Akai Egwuonwu in a remark, said that the piece is an important asset and urged everyone who want to get a comprehensive view of the governor’s wife’s life to grab a copy of the book.
The author of the book, Mr Ozumba in an interview, said that it was necessary to keep a written history, to tell a story that would be recounted by generations of what the governor’s wife achieved during her husband’s time in office, as reference point for the future.
Mr Ozumba, who is also CAFE’s Project Manager noted that Dr Obiano has redefined the function of a governor’s wife by playing an important role in governance to complement the efforts of her husband, touching lives in a way that have never been witnessed in the history of Anambra State.
Dr Obiano is the first governor’s wife in Anambra State to have a book written on her.