Obiano’s wife rehabilitate 10 mad persons, reunite with families


The activities of the wife of the Anambra state Governor, Chief Mrs Ebelechukwu Obiano, in taking mad people off from the streets to the rehabilitation center has paid off as her Caring Family Enhancement Initiative (CAFÉ) has again rehabilitated ten (mad) persons.

The State government has officially handed over the ten former mentally challenged persons to their families in a solemn ceremony.
The state Deputy Governor, Dr. Nkem Okeke performed the ceremony on behalf of Governor Willie Obiano at the Rehabilitation and Welfare Center, Nteje in Oyi Council Area.
Ten of them were brought from different streets of Anambra and rehabilitated by the State government through the Ministry of Children and Women Affairs.

Deputy Governor Okeke said the program which is primarily championed by the wife of the Governor, Chief Mrs Ebelechukwu Obiano, through her Caring Family Enhancement Initiative is worth being supported.
He affirmed that the State will continue to engage in programmes and policies that touch the lives of people of all status, calling for support to do more.
The Commissioner for Children and Women Affairs, Lady Ndidi Mezue noted that the initiative is in line with the commitment of the Governor to maintaining a cleaner State, saying that over one hundred cases have been successfully taken care of and sent back to their different homes in Anambra and other neighbouring States.
Lady Ndidi, noted that number of inmates in the home have increased as a result of regular raid on streets in search of mentally challenged persons and appreciated those who have been supporting the programme , assuring commitment to do more with support from the government.
On his part, the Commissioner for Health, Dr Joe Akabuike called for behavioural change by the people towards the mentally challenged persons, emphasizing that cases of mental ailment varies, and expressed optimism that the center will be upgraded to do more interventions.
Some families of the inmates were full of gratitude to the government for helping their family members, promising to help reintegrate them back into the Society.
The Seventy Seven Beds Center is managed by CAFE and the Ministry of Children and Women Affairs.
Secretary to the State Government, Professor Solo Chukwulobelu, Senior Special Assistants to the Governor, among others were also present at the event which featured presentation of food items, personal effects and cash, as well as dance with the Deputy Governor in celebration of their freedom.
Obiano’s wife rehabilitate 10 mad persons, reunite with families Obiano’s wife rehabilitate 10 mad persons, reunite with families Reviewed by Odogwu Emeka Odogwu on Thursday, September 13, 2018 Rating: 5

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