Governor Obiano's wife has warned touts to desist from extorting market women in Anambra state or face the full wrath of law.
Ebelechukwu voiced her concern at a ceremony at Afor Igwe Market, Umudioka, Idemili North Local Government Area of the state where she inaugurated a modern toilet facility for use of the traders.
She said that arbitrary levies collection from hapless market women by touts was wrong and not supported by any laws of the state.
The wife of the governor warned those who indulge in the act to desist henceforth or be prepared to face the law.
According to her, the practice is in contravention of the state revenue collection procedures and laws.
She said the governor was worried over reports of the unsavoury activities of some sponsored touts who indulge in the act as it undermined the genuine intentions of his government.
She called on mothers to warn their sons who indulge in such nefarious activities to desist and let peace reign in the state.
According to her, my husband is committed to the development of Anambra in spite of the dwindling resources, Anambra does not discriminate against anybody in spite of different political leanings.
``He is creating the enabling environment for investment to attract our sons who are developing other parts of Nigeria to come home and develop our state, such acts should not continue among our sons,’’ she appealed.
Ebelechukwu called on women in the state to register with her pet project ``Caring Family Enhancement Initiative (CAFÉ) to be trained in skills that would empower them to be productive.
She urged them to make use of rehabilitated primary health centres across the state to minimise children and maternal mortality rate, and warned them against self-medication to avoid complications.
Also at the occasion, former Minister of Women Affairs, Mrs Josephine Anenih, said she was in the state to witness the beautiful things the governor’s wife was doing in support of the women.
She expressed satisfaction with the performance of the governor, and described him as ``the working governor’’.
``This is not about political party. I am a member of PDP but I must say that when we see what is good for our people we should support it and it is clear to all that Obiano is doing well for our people,’’ Anenih said.
Member Representing Dunukofia at the Anambra House of Assembly Lawrence Ezeudu commended the governor wife’s good initiative of the market toilet.
Mrs Ann Akwuaka, President General of Umudioka Women, also thanked the governor and his wife for leading Anambra in the fear of God by caring for all.