Int’l Women’s Day: Governor Nwifuru Empowers 130 Indigent Women in Ebonyi


The Governor of Ebonyi State, Right Hon Francis Ogbonna Nwifuru has empowered 130 indigent women to the tune of One Million Naira each.

Governor Nwifuru stated this at the 2024 International Women’s Day held at the Christian Ecumenical Centre, Abakaliki.

While narrating the rich African heritage and culture, the Governor admonished women go back to their primary responsibility of taking care of the family front by respecting their husbands to curtail the rising cases of divorce in the society.

He also called on the women never to bow to pressure from the winds of modernity and constitute themselves as burdens to their husbands.

Governor Nwifuru appreciated his wife, Chief Mrs. Mary-Maudline Uzoamaka Ogbonna Nwifuru for establishing the Better Health for Rural Women, BERWO, a platform, he acknowledged, has brought hope to the rural and indigent women.

” I am delighted to announce to us that BERWO is living in accordance with the philosophy behind its establishment.On this International Women’s Day, she stands as an inspiration to all of us ”

The Governor however commended the President’s wife, Sen .Oluremi Tinubu for initiating various social programs on the Renewed Hope Initiative, describing it as laudable.

Meanwhile, the wife of the Governor, Mrs Uzoamaka Nwifuru noted that her foundation is keenly committed to investing in Ebonyi women by empowering them and eliminating all forms of violence against women and children.

“The inclusion of women in these vital areas of Governance and administration at various levels, is a testament of the truth that women are catalysts for progress, in fact, no other State is on such a speedy wave of development like Ebonyi State. And so, I appreciate very deeply, my darling husband, Father and Governor of Ebonyi State, His Excellency, Rt. Hon. Francis Ogbonna Nwifuru.”