As part of efforts to sustain Governor Willie Obiano’s vision that every citizen of Anambra State must have a happy Christmas celebration, the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Anambra Broadcasting Service, Dr. Uche Nworah has distributed bags of rice to the women of his community, Umuakwu village, Enugwu-Ukwu, Njikoka Local Government Area.
According to Dr Nworah, the initiative, inspired by Governor Willie Obiano helps the less privileged to have a sense of belonging during the Christmas festivities.
For over seven years now, Governor Willie Obiano has ensured that the yuletide in the state remained a memorable one both for the rich and the poor in the society as he sustained the distribution of bags of rice to civil servants every December.
The gesture inspired Chief Nworah to join in the practice by extending the largesse to the women of his community especially the indigent ones .
Presenting the bags of rice and cash gifts to indigenes and non-indigenes of the community, Chief Nworah said that the move is also to celebrate the victory of Professor Chukwuma Soludo in the last election and also follow the footsteps of Dr. Mrs Ebelechukwu Obiano by caring for women especially the elderly amongst them.
The Woman Leader of the village, Mrs. Nneka Oranye in songs of joy told the ABS the stories of how Chief Nworah was instrumental to awarding scholarships to students, payments of hospital bills and monthly stipends to women for the running of their families and described him as their child who knows the heart of the women.
She prayed for God’s immense protection and blessings on Dr Nworah, asking others to emulate his footsteps in practicing an open door policy to the people at every point in time.
Some of the beneficiaries, including Mrs. Josephine Nwaichor who is 78 years old and Mrs. Chinyere Okeke appreciated Chief Nworah for keeping to his promises of being their husbands as he does not discriminate in any nature which she noted has brought liveliness and joy to their households and prayed God to keep and sustain him in all his endeavours.
Over one hundred and fifty women went home with bags of rice and cash as they sang songs of appreciation.