Sunday, 2 August 2015

GOV. UGWUANYI EXTOLLS THE VIRTUES OF UNICEF

Rt. Hon. Chief Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi
The Governor of Enugu State, Rt. Hon. Chief Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, has extolled the virtues of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) for her professional assistance and sponsorship to the state in the area of war against child trafficking and child abuse.

Gburugburu, as the governor is fondly called, spoke when he welcomed the management members of UNCEF Enugu led by her Chief Field Officer, Mr. Charles Nzuki.

In his address, Mr. Nzuki, appreciated the governor for his administration’s strong collaboration with UNICEF, noting that through the UNICEF/Enugu State Government affiliation, a lot had been achieved in the areas of UNICEF supported programs in health, education, water and sanitation and protection. He lauded the efforts the governor had demonstrated towards eradicating Polio in Enugu through his administration’s strong steadfastness and result driven strategies in universal child survival and development goals and restated UNICEF’s commitment in supporting Enugu State to achieve its developmental agenda, especially towards improving the welfare of women and children.

In his response, Governor Ugwuanyi stated that the state had enjoyed strong alliance with UNICEF which had produced results particularly in the lives of children and women to the extent that more children in the state had realized their rights in health, education and protection. He also said that such programs had provided free education for children in primary and junior secondary schools, renovations of state primary and secondary schools, free maternal and child health care among others, adding that through the Ministry of Gender Affairs, the state had staged war against child trafficking and all forms of child abuse in the state.