The Wife of Rivers State Governor, Justice Eberechi Suzzette
Nyesom-Wike has called for the proper education of the girl-child to
empower them to face  the  challenges  of life.
Speaking during the  Governor Wike’s Widows Outreach programme for the
23 LGAs in Rivers state on Friday in Port Harcourt, Justice
Nyesom-Wike  said that trained women have the capacity to withstand
the pressures  of widowhood.
She said: “If the girls are trained, they will have the capacity to
face widowhood, if unfortunately it comes “.
The Rivers Governor’s  Wife urged mothers to  train their sons in ways
that they will have respect for women.
She advised  widows not to allow the unfortunate circumstance  to
destroy  their future, as they  can still contribute  to the growth of
the state.
“That you  have lost your husbands does not mean that you cannot rise
above  the unfortunate situation. I urge you to move ahead and
contribute  to the development of the state “, she said.
The Wife of the Rivers State Governor noted that the administration of
Governor Wike will continue to fashion out ways to improve the living
condition of women and widows.
She called on women to support fellow women and widows, so as to
protect  them from harmful societal practices.
Justice Nyesom-Wike  said that the fact that the  Governor Wike’s
Widows Reach  out programme is domiciled in the office of the Deputy
Governor means that it will be successful.
In her address, Deputy Governor Ipalibo Harry Banigo thanked Governor
Wike for approving the programme which will improve  the  living
standards of widows.
She noted that the Governor Wike Widows Reach Out programme will touch
the lives of widows  from the 23 Local Government Areas of the state.
The Deputy Governor Ipalibo Harry Banigo said Governor Wike is a
caring  administrator who believes in the welfare of women.
“Since the inception of thus administration,  Governor Wike has  shown
that  he is gender friendly.  This can be seen from his appointments
of  women into his cabinet and the political space he created for  the
election of Vice Chairmen in all the 23 Local Government Areas of the
state “, she said.
Rivers State Women Affairs Commissioner, Mrs Ukel Oyaghiri assured
Rivers women that the  Wike administration remains committed to their
Simeon Nwakaudu,
Special Assistant to the Rivers State Governor, Electronic Media.
12th  October, 2018.