The Speaker, Abia State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. (Engr.) Chinedum Enyinnaya Orji has vowed to give speedy atttention to laws affecting women and children in Abia State with a view to ensuring that women’s rights are protected.
Rt. Hon. Orji was speaking during the flag-off of the fifth edition of the Abia Women August Delegates Conference (AWADEC) for year 2019 held at the International Conference Centre Ogurube layout Umuahia.
The Speaker, represented by the member representing Ikwuano State Constituency and Chairman, House Committee on Health and Women Affairs, Hon. Stanley Nwabuisi enjoined the women to drive revolutional movement in socio-cultural growth through the August Meetings. He expressed confidence that the women would use the opportunity of the annual event to promote peace in their homes and State at large.
Rt. Hon. Chinedum Orji, who commended the Wife of the Governor, Mrs. Nkechi Ikpeazu for raising the bar through her vision for Abia women, called on the women to sustain their support to the Governor Okezie Ikpeazu led administration in the State also congratulated the women on their 2019 August Meetings.
The Abia Women August Delegates Conference (AWADEC) introduced by the Wife of the Abia State Governor in 2015 is aimed at elevating the consciousnes of the Abia woman with the goal of placing her on a competitive plane and having her excell above women in other parts of the country. The theme for this year’s event is “Balance For A Better Abia”.
The programme Al aims at empowering women economically, socially and otherwise as well as focus on emerging issues that would have direct bearing on the women of the State.
The event witnessed the exhibition of farm produces by women from the 17 LGAs while Governor Ikpeazu and wife his wife, Mrs. Nkechi Ikpeazu in company of the wife of the Deputy Governor, Lady Vivian Okochukwu and other dignitaries inspected the exhibition.