BY SUNNY A. DAVID
The wife of Governor of Anambra State and founder of Caring Family Enhancement Initiative (CAFE), an NGO, Dr. (Mrs.) Ebelechukwu Obiano has called on Catholic Women Organisation (CWO) to ensure compliance with Corona Virus prevention guidelines in the family. Dr. (Mrs.) Obiano made the plea in a special message in Awka to mark Mothering Sunday in the Catholic communion on 30th March 2020.
She made this against the backdrop of the global pandemic consequent upon the outbreak and ravages of Corona Virus (Covid 19).
In her words: “We are in uncertain and challenging times occasioned by the Coronavirus pandemic which has drastically altered our normal way of life.
“We should be celebrating on this special day, but we are called to put it off and shoulder the responsibility of ensuring the survival of our families and everyone by making sure we do the right things to avoid the threatening Covid-19 scourge.”
She went ahead to say that, “as praying mothers, I have no doubt that once we observe the law to stay at home and practise basic hygiene, once we kneel in prayers and supplication to our God Who is ever merciful, He would listen to our plea and spare our families. Let us therefore guide our home aright in this trying times and celebrate later.” Mrs. Obiano also urged the mothers to pray for the Government and all medical professionals who are working hard to ensure our safety, saying, “Let us all stay safe and strong as good Christians in the knowledge that we will come out this present challenge stronger and prosperous in our families, State and the Nation.
The Mothering Sunday celebration of the Catholic women which was postponed indefinitely in deference to the measures put in place by government and other relevant authorities to check the spread of Corona Virus.
CAPTION:The Wife of the Governor of Anambra State, Dr. Mrs Ebelechukwu Obiano (Osodieme) and Catholic Women carrying the Oblate to the Alter in 2019.
BY SUNNY A. DAVID