NewsExpress advert FCMB banner Fidelity bank banner NewsExpress advert
Anambra First Lady calls for end to girl-child marriage

By Pamela Eboh, Awka on 04/05/2017

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+

Views: 346

•Anambra First Lady, Mrs. Ebelechukwu Obiano.
•Anambra First Lady, Mrs. Ebelechukwu Obiano.

The wife of Anambra State Governor, Mrs. Ebelechukwu Obiano, has called for an end to girl-child marriage and stiffer penalty for offenders.

She made the call while speaking to community leaders and stakeholders during a tour of border communities of Mkpunando Otu, Enugwu Otu and Eziagulu Otu Aguleri in Anambra East Local Government Area.

Mrs. Obiano urged parents in the communities to give their daughters good education and give them time to mature before giving them out in marriage.

While recommending penalties to deter parents from such acts, the First Lady said: “The sight of young girls with pregnancies and some carrying babies is not encouraging.

“The way to get the best out of these girls is not early marriage but, ensuring that they are trained and are able to fend for themselves.

“We have set up centres where they can be trained on handcrafts and other trades, I want you to encourage them to learn something new and I can assure, they will make every one proud.”

According to her, Caring Family Enhancement Initiative (CAFÉ) which is her Pet Project had opened a centre for girl-child training at Enugwu Otu to serve the three communities and it’s environ.

The centre has at the moment enrolled two hundred boys and girls currently training in Tailoring and Fashion Design, Computer Training, Soap Making, Bakery and Confectionery as well as Vulcanising services.

Earlier in her speech, the women leaders of the three communities, Mrs. Francisca Ananwude of Nkpunando Otu, Mrs. Ngozi Okagbue of Enugwu Otu and Mrs. Patricia Nwokedi at Eziagulu Otu hailed Mrs. Obiano for her zeal at caring for the less privileged and ensuring that the governor is attending to the needs of different communities through projects that are geared to improve the lives of Ndi Anambra.

Highlight of the community tour was the distribution of empowerment equipment like grinding machines, sewing machines, and food items like rice, as well as school bags, and exercise books to select widows, children and the physically challenged.

Source News Express

Posted 04/05/2017 4:47:50 PM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+


 

CLASSIFIED ADS

REVEALED: 3 natural ways to get stronger erections, last 25minutes on bed, and increase manhood size without using drugs. Also, Natural Prostrate Enlargement Remedy.. Get In HERE...

 

You may also like...
Nigerian governments and their ‘I don’t care’ attitude,...

Court orders arrest of Imo Commissioners, Directors

Arrested cult suspects not our students—Kwara Poly

Ijaw youths endorse restructuring of NDDC

I’ll prostrate for my son, says Ooni-Elect’s father...

Ijaw youths threaten to blow up $15b oil...

Tribunal upholds Ugwuanyi’s election, opposition parties urged to...

Nutricima lures Lagosians to Yo! Health Check with...

Dangote is pride of black race: Kano Governor...

Jonathan lied; G5 Governors, nPDP won’t return to...

SGF, Abba Kyari ignore Buhari’s directive

Emir Sanusi to journalists: Stop portraying Nigeria negatively...

 

Latest News UPDATE: Dino Melaye injured in escape bid, rushed to hospital 2 Catholic priests, 14 other worshipers dead as herdsmen unleash fresh mayhem in Benue •How it happened — Police Breaking News: Pandemonium as thugs shock police, whisk away Senator Dino Melaye Intrigues as APC picks Abuja for convention •Oyegun, Oshiomhole divide South South APC No restructuring, no 2019 election, Ijaw youths warn •Vow to stop oil flow in the region Imo APC group issues ultimatum to Okorocha El-Rufai charges incarcerated Sheikh Zakzaky and wife to court APC National Chairmanship Battle: South South Chairmen reject Oshiomhole, insist on Odigie-Oyegun Army kills armed robbers in Ibadan Falana calls for Buhai’s probe over $469m ECA scandal Switzerland returned $322.5m Abacha loot with interest — Envoy Troops waste 6 bandits terrorising Kogi

 

Most Read Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (339,789 views) NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (334,791 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (267,902 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (220,297 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (202,160 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (198,224 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (172,933 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (155,279 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (147,175 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (139,109 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (136,955 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (129,639 views)

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (36) Business & Economy (3,069) Business Verdict (40) Columnists (836) Complaints & Requests (94) Enterprise & Opportunities (207) Entertainment (483) Features (569) Global Business Monitor (264) International (1,926) Interview (149) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (116) News (34,717) Opinion (916) Pidgin (10) Politics (4,810) Religion (724) Sports (1,485) Stock Watch (28) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

 

NLNG Science and Literature Prize Awards

 

 

NEWS EXPRESS TV

Boko Haram commanders surrender

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

REVEALED: 3 natural ways to get stronger erections, last 25minutes on bed, and increase manhood size without using drugs. Also, Natural Prostrate Enlargement Remedy.. Get In HERE...

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera

Advertisement