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The wife of the Delta State Governor and founder O5 Initiative, Dame Edith Okowa (Middle), the Director-General and Permanent ministry of Women Affairs, Community and Social Development, Mrs. Oghenekevwe Agas (6th Left) and Chairpersons of the 25 Local Government Areas in Delta State shortly after a meeting with the wife of the governor in Asaba

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Dame Okowa Receives Wives Of LG Chairmen, Urges Them to Support Their Husbands’ Administration


Wife of the Delta State Governor, Dame Edith Okowa has urged spouses of the 25 Local Government Chairmen in the state to give full support to the administration of their husbands.

Dame Okowa gave this charge when the wives of Council Chairmen paid a familiarization visit to the First Lady’s office in Government House, Asaba on Tuesday, March 23, 2021.

The governor’s wife congratulated the women on their husbands’ victory in the just concluded local government elections in the state and enjoined them to work together and contribute ideas that will be helpful to their husbands.

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She encouraged the women to be role models to other women, and stop pulling down their fellow women, urging them to realise the purpose why they are there and impact on the lives of the people at the grassroot level and desist from fighting themselves.

Dame Okowa further urged them to key into her pet project- O5 Initiative, adding that so far, the project has established 15 sickle cell clinics in the state and embarked on various humanitarian outreaches.

She also applauded Delta women for having more interest in politics as 17 women emerged vice-chairmen and 86 as councillors in the just concluded March 6 local government elections.

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In their response, the women unanimously thanked Dame Edit Okowa for her efforts at ensuring that women at the grassroot level are always empowered through her O5 Initiative.

Speaking on behalf of the Chairpersons, wife of the Chairman, Uvwie  LGA, Onoyake Rachael, extended her appreciation to the Her Excellency while promising continued collaboration to ensure that women at the grassroot are fully carried along.

“We appreciate how you welcomed us and are equally grateful for what you’ve been doing for Delta women and we assure you that we will work with you to ensure that the positive developments you have initiated continue”, she said.

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