The Federal Ministry of Women Affairs has collaborated with the United Nations Women Partnership to donate palliatives to vulnerable women across Nigeria.
They include, indigent women, handicapped women, women living with HIV, elderly women and indegent head of households.
Imo First lady, Her Excellency, Barr Mrs Chioma Uzodimma made sure Imo State got its fair share of the palliatives which was intended to cushion the effect of Covid 19 occasioned lockdown on them.
Meanwhile, Imo State Ministry of Gender and Vulnerable Group, on Thursday, 13 August 2020 at the Imo State Secretariat, Port Harcourt Road, Owerri distributed the palliatives to the vulnerable women across the state. The items shared included; garri, beans, cartons of noodles, groundnut/red oil, detergents, condiments, face masks, among others.
Speaking during the distribution, Imo State Commissioner for Gender and Vulnerable Group, Lady Nkechinyere Ugwu appreciated the donors and promised Imolites that anything given to them through the ministry, will be delivered to them whole and entire.
Some of the beneficiaries who fielded questions from newsmen expressed overwhelming joy at the kind gesture of the donors, praying God to bless, protect and replenish their purse. They include; Joy Ndukwe from Obowo LGA, (Okigwe zone), Clement Precious from Orlu LGA (Orlu zone), Cecilia Achonu from Nwangele LGA (Orlu zone) and Tochi Nze from Owerri North LGA (Owerri zone), amongst others.
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