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Wife of Delta State Governor, Dame Edith Okowa has called on women to desist from fighting themselves and rather pursue a life of purpose.
She made the call when spouses of Chairmen in the 25 Local Government Areas in the state paid her a courtesy visit Tuesday at the First Lady’s office in Government House, Asaba.
The governor’s wife congratulated the womem on their husbands’ victory in the just concluded local government elections in the state.
She charged them to realise the purpose why they are there and impact the lives of the people at the grassroot level.
Dame Okowa urged them to key into her pet project- O5 Initiative, adding that so far, the project has established 15 sickle cell clinics in the state and embarked on various humanitarian outreaches.
She encouraged the women to be role models to other women, and stop pulling their fellow women down.
The First Lady further enjoined them to work together and generate ideas that will be helpful to their husbands, even in their current positions.
She siezed the opportunity to also applaud women for having more interest in politics as 17 women emerged vice-chairmen and 86 as councillors in the just concluded March 6 local government elections.
In their response, the women unanimously thanked Dame Edith Okowa for her efforts at ensuring that women at the grassroot level are always empowered through her O5 Initiative.
Speaking on behalf of the Chairpersons, wife of the Chairman, Uvwie LGA, Onoyake Rachael, extended her appreciation to Her Excellency while promising continued collaboration to ensure that women at the grassroot are fully carried along.
“We appreciate how you welcomed us and are equally grateful for what you’ve been doing for Delta women and we assure you that we will work with you to ensure that the positive developments you have initiated continue”, she said.