Friday, 20 March 2020

Obiano Commissions skill acquisition centre and sickbay inmates


Ukpa Ewa | 9th March 2020

AWKA: Wife of Anambra State Governor and founder of Caring Family Enhancement Initiative (CAFE) Dr. Mrs. Ebelechukwu Obiano has recently commissioned a skill acquisition centre, power installation and sickbay built for the mentally challenged.

While commissioning the facilities at Nteje Oyi Council Area, during the repatriation of ten inmates from the rehabilitation centre, Mrs. Obiano acknowledged that the sickbay will be useful in treatment of sick inmates.

" It is a thing of joy now that we can manage cases of inmates by giving them immediate attention at the centre before referral for serious cases" she said.

Speaking further, Osodieme noted that with the repatriation of 10 inmates, the centre has successfully treated and rehabilitated 110 inmates since inception in 2015.

" There is no doubt that we have made tremendous progress in caring for the less privileged through CAFE, we will continue to support this facility working in collaboration with the Ministry of Women Affairs".
Mrs. Obiano thanked the Governor for his numerous support as she  pleaded with Ndi Anambra, men and women of goodwill to lend a helping hand by donating items to help inmates.

Earlier in her address, the commissioner for Women and Children Affairs Lady Ndidi Mezue said that the centre has witnessed a geometric increase in the number of inmates as a result of constant raid of mentally challenged persons embarked upon by the ministry.

Speaking on the essence of the skill acquisition centre, the commissioner also  stated that the centre was unique as it offers opportunity to equip indigent women and youths with skills for effective unification and integration of the beneficiaries into the society.

" This centre is a product of visionary leadership so we encourage those rehabilitated to constantly learn a skill to contribute to the overall socioeconomic development of the sate".

In his vote of thanks, the Transition Committee Chairman of Oyi Council Area, Dr Nnamdi Nwadiogbu in his remarks noted that the inmates were being treated and given medical care free of charge.

He however thanked Mrs. Obiano for her kind gestures and reuniting them back with their families.

In their separate remarks, some of the repatriated inmates Miss Chinyere Egonum a native of Nise and  Mrs. Obiageli Achume from Orukwu community both from Anambra expressed gratitude for the kindness shown to them.

Ten rehabilitated and psychiatric certified fit inmates from Anambra, Rivers, Imo and Abia state were reunited with their families and reinterpreted back into the society.

The event which had inmates danced to the admiration of dignitaries present had In attendance, The commissioner for health Dr. Vincent Okpala, Speaker State House of Assembly Mr. Uche Okafor,  Commissioner for Trade and Commerce Mr. Uchenna Okafor , Barr. Veraqueen Okonkwo , trational rulers, diverse women groups and top government functionaries.