Ebonyi: Ishielu Council Boss Receives Governor’s Wife, Pays School Fees For Undergraduate


Moses Peter, Abakaliki

The Chairman of Ishielu Local Government of Ebonyi State Southeast Nigeria, Mr John Onwe has warmly received the wife of Ebonyi State Governor, Mrs Uzoamaka Nwifuru as she came to commission Ebonyi Community and Social Development Agency, Assisted Community Projects in the Local Government.

The visit of the Governor’s Wife to the Local Government was to also inaugurate Committee for her pet project called Better Health for Rural Women BERWO for the Local Government branch.

Mr John Onwe disclosed this to Journalists during the event at the Council Headquarters Ezilo.

The Chairman used the opportunity to award scholarship to 20 indigent undergraduates from the Local Government.

“May I on behalf of my family and Government of Ishielu Council Area heartily welcome the amiable wife of the Governor of Ebonyi State, Mrs.Mary-Maudline Uzoamaka Nwifuru and her entourage to Ishielu LGA on this auspicious event of the flag off and Inauguration ceremony of LG BERWO Committee as well as the commissioning of EB-CSDA Assisted Community Micro Project in Ishielu LGA”

“Excitedly, I must commend the fore-sightedness of Her Excellency in establishing a pet project that has much impact on the lives of women, aged, the vulnerable and most importantly, a project that anchors on health development for the good people of Ebonyi State. This could not have come at a more time than now that the world grapples with varying degrees of health challenges, gender inequality, gender-based violence and stigmatization against the vulnerable ones in the society”

“Her Excellency,as the mother of Ebonyi State, permit me to state that Your Excellency truly knows the immediate needs of the people of Ebonyi state and in the same vein have speedily moved to salvage the suffering of Ebonyi women and children with much energy and commitments”. Onwe said.

The Chairman promised continue support for the pet project of the Governor’s Wife.

“I therefore wish to plead with all relevant stakeholders, private sectors and most importantly, intervention agencies to get fully involved in this project to ensure that BERWO bccomes a huge success in the state to ameliorate the sufferings of our women both in rural and urban areas”. He added.


The Chairman said he has silently provided financial supports to some indigent undergraduates and postgraduates students of Ishielu as well as public health department in the Council area.

On her part, the wife of the Governor, Mrs Nwifuru said apart from BERWO project which has enrolled over 4000 pregnant women, Children and adults in the state through Ebonyi State Health Insurance Agency EBSHIA, her office has also Directed Immediate free surgery for hernia patients in the State.

She thanked the people of Ishielu Local Government Area for their support so far.

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