Chime’s wife donates N17million lift to old peoples home

By The Citizen

The wife of the Enugu State Governor, Her Excellency, Mrs. Clara Chime has commissioned an elevator she installed at the cost of about seventeen million naira at the old people's Home Awkunanaw Enugu by the state government.

In a speech during the event, Mrs Chime representing the State Commissioner for Gender Affairs and Women Development, Mrs. Ndidi Chukwu  commended the State Government for ensuring speedy completion of the project initiated by his wife at the request of the inmates.

Mrs. Chime noted that the project would go a long way in helping most of the inmates who move about on wheel chair or with the aid of walking stick due to various infirmities.

Responding on behalf of the inmates, Mrs. Cecelia Nwatu, commended Governor Chime and his wife for their continued assistance to her members and prayed God for their protection and guidance.

Mrs. Nwatu appealed to other spirited individuals in the state to emulate the good work of the first family of the state by coming to the aid of the old people at the Home who have no other means of livelihood but dependent on charity.

Mrs. Nwatu also commended the sisters in the home for the assistance and service to the inmates.

While fielding questions from the Enugu State Government House Correspondents, Sister Philomina Ude thanked Governor Chime for approving and ensuring the installation of the elevator and commended his wife for initiating the project.

Sister Ude who represented the Mother Supervisor in-chargeof the Home, Sister Philomina Reilly, appealed to the Enugu State Government not to relent in assisting the Home to ensure continued service to the elderly ones.

She added that the Home needed vehicle to facilitate movement of their 46 inmates to and from the hospitals whenever the need arises.

Sister Ude also added that some houses built many years ago
at the Home needed renovation and appealed also to spirited individuals to assist the Home.

The commissioning ceremony was witnessed by the State Commissioner for Works, Engr. Goddy Madueke and the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of  Gender Affairs, Mrs. Angella Gbanite, among others.