The Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly Rt. Hon. (Engr) Victor Onyekachi Ochei, FNSE, FIAS, has empowered over 1000 women of Aniocha North LGA, his indigenous political base.
In a well attended event, led by the Delta State Governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan and his wife Dr. (Deaconess) Roli Nere Uduaghan, the DTHA Speaker and the initiator of the programme, Hon. Victor Ochei said the empowerment programme was targeted specifically for women in the local government council to fulfill his campaign promises to them and say ‘Thank you’ for their support in the fulfillment of his political career successes since 2003.
Speaker Ochei said that the event, which was structured and packaged with the technical support of the Delta State Micro Credit Programme, DMCP, under the supervision of Dr. Antonia Ashiedu, the Delta State Commissioner for Poverty Alleviation, is the first in a well defined empowerment programme, which will be carried out in all the constituencies across the state in due course.
Governor Uduaghan commenced the presentation to the beneficiaries after which his wife and First Lady, Roli Uduaghan, the SSG, Comrade Macaulay, Senator Okowa, and Hon. Ganagana amongst others, continued the presentation of certificates.
The other highlight of the event was the distribution of specially designed Rt. Hon. Victor Ochei branded Note-Books to all the school children in the Local Government Area, through the Department in charge of Education in Aniocha Local Government Council.
The event was attended by top Politicians and government functionaries including the Senator Representing Delta North, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, the Delta State SSG, Comrade Ovuozuorie Macaulay, the Chief of Staff, Government House, Dr. Festus Okubor, Civil Commissioners, including Barr. Chike Ogeah (Information), Chief Paulinus Akpeki (Housing), Prof. Hope Eghagha (Higher Education), Frank Omare (Environment), Dr (Ide) Tony Nwaka (Special Duties), Mr. Michael Ifeanyi Osuoza, (Special Infrastructure), the Head of Service Mr. Okey Ofili and a host legislators led by the Deputy Speaker, Hon. Basil Ganagana as well as other top PDP chieftains in the state.
FLASHPOINTNEWS ONLINE was there with our sharp lens and brings you photos of the epoch making event below. Enjoy.
Speaker Ochei arrives
Dancing with his people
Rt. Hon Ochei reads his welcome address
Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan addresses Aniocha North people
Delta State PDP Chairman, Barr. Peter Nwaoboshi, addresses the audience
Aniocha North LGA Transition Chairman, Mr. Young Chukwuedo, reads his address
Governor Uduaghan begins the empowerment programme
First Lady Deaconess Roli Uduaghan joins the empowerment train
Senator Ifeanyi Okowa presenting a certificate to a beneficiary during the empowerment programme
Delta PDP Chairman Barr. Nwaoboshi continues the empowerment train
Delta State SSG, Comrade Macaulay presents more certificates of empowerment on behalf of Speaker Ochei
Deputy Speaker, DTHA, Hon. Basil Ganagana presents more certificates of empowerment
PDP Woman leader and chieftain, Barr. Adaora Giwa-Amu presents more certificates
Rt. Hon. Ochei continues the empowerment
Speaker Ochei presents the branded Exercise Books to the Aniocha LG council for distribution to school children
R-L: Gov. Uduaghan, Speaker Ochei, Chairman Nwaoboshi and Senator Okowa share a joke during the event
Speaker Ochei enjoys a personal moment with Chairman Nwaoboshi
First Lady, Roli Uduaghan greets SSG Macaulay as Chairman Nwaoboshi looks on
R-L: Commissioners Efekhoda (Women Affairs), Omare (Environment), Muogboghare (Primary Education), Amori (Senior Political Adviser), Safugha (Local Govt) at the event
DTHA Members, L-R: Hon. Ojo, Hon Onwusanya and another member at the event
R-L: Barr. Ogeah (Delta Info Comm.), Hon Okoro (former Speaker DTHA) and Chief (Ugo)Akpeki (Delta Housing Comm.) at the event
Traditional Rulers from Aniocha at the event
A Cluster group of Aniocha women who were beneficiaries of the empowerment
Another set of women who benefited from the empowerment
Cross section of Aniocha North women waiting to be empowered
L-R: First Lady Roli Uduaghan, Speaker Ochei and Dr. Ashiedu share a moment during the event
Chief Akpeki (Ugo) salutes Speaker Ochei as Commissioner Ifeanyi Osuoza (in red cap) observes
Speaker Ochei gives his closing remarks
Speaker Ochei gets a rousing ovation from Anioma statesmen and women
The powerful political women leaders of Anioma
Governor Uduaghan departs, but the show continues…