A delegation of cooks of the Abia State Primary School Launch Programme, an initiative of Abia State government of the Governor Ikpeazu-led administration, that feeds primary school pupils free of charge has commended Governor Okezie Ikpeazu for enaginng them as food vendors and assured him that he would win the 2019 election.
WORTHY TO NOTE IS THAT ABIA STATE GOVERNMENT OF GOVERNOR OKEZIE IKPEAZU STARTED THE FREE FEEDING PROGRAMME BEFORE THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT KEYED IN.
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They cooks made their feelings known when they paid courtesy visit to the Programmes Manager, National Home Grown and Abia Primary School Launch Programme, Elder Emeka Ahuronye in Governnent House, Umuahia.
Speaking at the visit, the leader of the delegation, Mrs. Charity Emereole said they came to thank the Governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu and the wife, Mrs Nkechi Ikpeazu for engaging them in the feeding programme. She said most of the beneficiaries were doing nothing at home before they were engaged by the Governor. According to her they now assist their husbands in feeding and taking care of their homes as a result of their engagement in the feeding programme.
Also contributing, the cooks at Olokoro Central School 1, Mrs. Ijeoma Nnamdi and School Road Primary School, Mrs. Chigozirim Awom said they have been empowered by the Governor and
Responding, the Programmes Manager, National Home Grown and Abia Primary School Launch Programme, Elder Emeka Ahuronye appreciated the cooks for remembering to come to thank the Governor and the wife for empowering them.
He said that the essence of the programme is to ensure pulpils are well feed and be healthy as they go to school. He stated that the most important programme of the Governor is empowerment of the rural women and expressed joy that the programme has affected the parents positively as they now feed both the pulpils and their families too, thereby enhancing their economy.
Elder Ahruonye charged the cooks to take the programme very seriously and urged people to continue to bring their children to public schools, saying that the Governor has not only sustained the programme of feeding Primary one to six but embarked on agressive renovation of schools.
He disclosed that so far more than 5 thousand women have been engaged as cooks and the programme has increased the enrollment of pulpils in Abia State primary schools.
Elder Ahruonye, who stated that the rate of primary school drop out has reduced to bearest minimum called on the cooks to sustain their support for the Governor and his wife.