AMAECHI PERCY ONYEJEKWE, Awka
WIFE of of Anambra State governor , Chief Mrs. Ebelechukwu Obiano, has distributed wheel chairs to over 80 physically challenged persons in the state as part of her commitment to the welfare of the less privileged persons in the society.
Making the presentation at the Governor’s Lodge Awka, yesterday, , Mrs Obiano disclosed that her mission in the State is to use her NGO,Caring Family Enhancement Initiative (CAFÉ), to identify the challenges facing the less privileged ones, and facilitate ways and means to bring succor to theless privileged and improve their lots.
Mrs. Obiano, advised the physically challenged persons not to give up hope over their conditions noted that there is a reason why some children of God turn-out physically challenged in their present conditions, “There is something God wants you and I to do in such a challenging situation. I don’t believe anybody is handicapped, because it means the person is worthless; I see it that you only have challenges,” the Governor’s wife said.
Mrs. Obiano noted that as a creation of God, her mission on earth is to help mankind, facilitate the empowerment of the needy as well as provide them with skills and resources, while recalling how the horizon of her passion for charity has been expanded since becoming the wife of the governor.
“My mission on earth is to help mankind. When my husband became governor, I bought the idea of starting a pet project, but objected to limiting the focus area to just one intervention area. I decided to delve into many focus areas to enable me touch many people with diverse needs.
I was a Marriage Counselor for 15 years and since 1991, I promised our Mother Mary and our Lord Jesus that I am going to champion the cause of the less privileged ones in our society.”
She stated that she had to come to the level of the less privileged ones in order to appreciate their difficulties, stressing that she will continue to touch lives meaningfully despite odds.
“I’ll continue to touch lives. That is what gives me joy. That is why I walk tall. People wonder why I am always happy and glow? What is making me happy, and glow is because I am touching lives. I want to make people happy. I don’t see anything that is self-fulfilling than making people happy. “