Flood: Governor’s wife calls for adequate welfare of pregnant women, nursing mothers
By Sunny A. David
The wife of the Anambra State Governor, Chief (Mrs.) Ebelechukwu Obiano has called for adequate welfare of pregnant women and nursing mothers at the various holding centers across the state.
Mrs. Obiano made the call when she visited some Holding Centers where flood affected persons are currently taking shelter.
The Governor’s wife who visited both the Ogbaru Holding Centre at the Council’s Headquarters in Atani, and also the Anambra East Holding centers of Igbakwu and Aguleri was, on arrival, 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.
Mrs. Obiano implored the managers of the Centres to give special attention to the food and medical needs of the affected persons, especially pregnant and nursing mothers.
Presenting relief materials to the Transition Committee Chairmen, the Governor’s wife said it was morally obligatory to lend a hand of solidarity to people hit by natural disaster of nature, and urged the affected persons to find fortitude in the temporariness of the siege.
Mrs. Obiano had earlier in the Ogbaru Holding Centre called for a minute of silence for the repose of the soul of Master Benedict Uzoh, a nine-year-old boy who was drowned around the area.
Among the relief materials presented to the affected persons in the holding centres by Mrs. Obiano were mattresses, mosquito nets, packs of toilet tissues and baby diapers, cartons of tin tomatoes, detergents, soaps and beverages.
Others are bags of rice, beans, garri and cooking salt, gallons of red and groundnut oil, towels, fruits, snacks, and bags of sachet water.