Mrs. Obiano Takes Message of Love to the Prison Inmates

In keeping with the Christmas season of love and affection especially for the indigent and less privileged members of the society, the wife of the governor of Anambra State, Chief (Mrs.) Ebelechukwu Obiano embarked on a round of visitation to Prison facilities in Anambra to celebrate the Christmas with inmates and encourage them to change and be reformed. The Prisons visited by the governor’s wife include Onitsha, Aguata and Amawbia as well as Daughter of Charity Orphanage Home at Fegge, Onitsha.

Speaking at each stop during the visitation, Mrs. Obiano told the inmates that as a mother she came with message of love because Christmas is a celebration meant to be shared with loved ones especially those of them who are currently restricted by their circumstances. According to Mrs. Obiano, “I came to celebrate with you because as the wife of the governor I am privileged to be the mother of all in the state, I see you as an important set of the one big family. The fact that you are in here does not mean that you cannot come out reformed and better than others and able to contribute to the service and progress of our state.”

Assistant Controller of Prisons Mr. Edwin Akabueze, Wife of the Governor of Anambra State, Chief (Mrs.) Ebelechukwu Obiano,(in headscarf) and  Wife of the Chairman of Awka North LGA, Princes Ngozi Ilo and other members of the entourage at the Amawbia Prisons Anambra State

Always remember that you are in Prison to be reformed and rehabilitated into the society. Mrs. Obiano told the inmates. “In fact, I bet one of you may even turnout to still be governor of Anambra State one day, but for that to happen you have to turn a new leaf and give your life to Christ. I can assure you that I always remember you in my prayers and I want you to also pray to God to enable you change and avoid acts that may bring you into prisons”. The message of love was a common theme by the governor’s wife at all the facilities visited.

She expressed concern about the large number of inmates on awaiting trial and assured that she will bring her observations to the attention of her husband who will liaise with the relevant authorities to ensure that something is done.

Welcoming the wife the governor to Amawbia, Prisons, Assistant Controller, Mr. Chris Akabueze, told her that most of the inmates could not contain their joy when they heard that she was coming. “You can’t believe that some have not eaten because they are waiting for your food. We are happy that you came and would use this opportunity to request your assistant with our needs. Such as the repair of our water pumping machine, payment of fees for inmates due for junior WAEC exams”.

Earlier at Onitsha, the Assistant Controller of Prisons Mr. Felix Ezengwo, expressed gratitude to Mrs. Obiano for the love showered on the inmates and urged her not to relent as God would continue to bless her for good works.

Mrs. Obiano donated various items including one cow to each facility, ready to eat rice and meat in packs, bags of rice, noodles, tubers of yam, beverages, soap and detergents for washing and laundry etc.

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