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The wife of the governor of Imo State, Ugo Nneoma Nkechi Rochas Okorocha said a State is great, better and will serve as a reference point if among other things, it can give special attention to the special citizens in it.


The governors wife stated this at the Nicks Banquet Hall, Government house, Owerri when she in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, Women Affairs and Social Development organized a Valentine party for the people with disability in Imo State



Ugo Nneoma Nkechi Okorocha noted that the celebration was not new to their family adding that before they came into governance they have been doing such celebration for people with disabilities


The Imo first lady said the soft spot they have for the Special citizens stemmed from the Scriptural injunction that whatsoever you do for the least of my brothers that you do unto me.


She urged the Special citizens to be strong as there can be ability in disability while noting that people with disability in the State are making a difference since among them we can get professionals in the different fields of human endeavour


The Chairman of the occasion and the Chief of Staff of Imo State government House, Chief Uche Nwosu urged the Special citizens in the State not to lose hope in life adding that no matter ones disability, whatever God has destined for one that is what one will become.


Chief Uche Nwosu called on everybody to continue to support the APC led administration of Owelle Rochas Okorocha that has positively changed the landscape of Imo State saying it is a government that carries everybody along.


Earlier in her speech,The Commissioner for Health, Women Affairs and Social Development, Barr Ngozi Njoku in whose ministry the Special citizens are taken care of said the Imo chapter of People with Disability is with a difference as they do not see their situation as a curse but as a challenge of which they are making Ernest effort to overcome


She thanked the wife of the governor for her magnanimity for people with disabilities and her prompt intervention in the State election among the Special citizens which would have ended in chaos but finally resulted to a free and fair election.


The Attorney General of Imo State and Commissioner for Justice, Hon. Melitus Nlemadim speaking on behalf of other Commissioners appreciated the wife of the governor for her demonstration of love for the downtrodden saying it is the best way to celebrate Valentine, giving the physically challenged a sense of belonging while calling for support to Owelles led administration


The Chairman of the Special citizens in Imo State, Hon. Bright Uzoma on behalf of other members appreciated the governor of Imo State and his wife and the State government for their show of love towards them and assured of their unalloyed support to the Owelle led administration


The occasion featured songs renditions from the different disabled association , distribution of food materials, distribution of Wheel Chairs; and the high points of the occasion were cutting of Cake and presentation of award of honour, as Oguguo Umu Ogbenye Akwa to the wife of the governor for her genuine effort in uplifting the humanity by the Joint National Association of Persons with Disabilities {JONAPWD}


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