Anambra State Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment, Mr C Don Adinuba, says the Media-friendly Anambra Government will support the Anambra Chapter of Nigerian Women Journalists (NAWOJ) in bankrolling its delegate Conference.
The meeting has been scheduled to hold on July 30 in Awka, the Anambra State capital.Mr Adinuba said this when members of the association led by its Chair, Mrs Ify Obi, paid him a courtesy call at his Jerome Udoji Secretariat office, Awka to solicit support from the government in hosting the meeting.
The commissioner said he would ask for 50 per cent of the amount contained in the request to the Governor, but “I know that my gender-sensitive governor may grant a 100 per cent.
This is because Gov. Willie Obiano is not only media-friendly, but has also displayed great bias in favour of the Women folks.One of my predecessors in this office was a woman, a former Speaker of the State Assembly was also a woman, and previously too, two women served as commissioners for Education – Basic and Tertiary,’’ Adinuba noted.Earlier, the Chair, Anambra NAWOJ, Mrs Obi, requested financial support of the state government to facilitate the hosting of their one-day Delegate’s Conference.
She said the event ought to have been held sometime in May but had to be rescheduled over an outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic, currently ravaging the country and other parts of the World.Even though the National will be represented, we will ensure that we do not have more than 30 delegates in all,’’ Mrs Obi assured.We have also decided to compress all our activities into just a day as part of cost-saving measures.
However, we will ensure the election of our executive committee members to fly the state’s flag to the National convention later in the year.’’Mrs Chinyere Okoye, a member of the association praised the Government over the fight against the spread of COVID-19 pandemic in the state. (MOI)