The Chairman ‘Emeka Agbanari foundation’ Emeka Agbanari also known as SEAMAN has donated 7million naira for the establishment of a cellophane industry for women of Nnobi in Idemili South, Anambra State.
Agbanari who opted to single handedly sponsor the 7million naira worth venture said that he was undertaking the project in memory of his mother- Late Mrs. Paulina Agbanari (Nee Ibekwe).
Moreover, the philanthropist said that he believed that empowering a woman entails empowering a nation adding that he believed in affecting people’s lives positively to enable them fulfill their dreams.
“A woman is the pillar of a community or nation. Each time I have opportunity to invest in women I don’t relent because they are home and nation builders.
“My mother who died when I was just 12years was my mentor and model. She taught me life lessons that made me to survive the tough times I passed through to succeed today.
“Inyom Nnobi, this cellophane project is a challenge. All eyes are on you. I commission you to go and conquer. For the sake of my mother a woman I give you the 7million naira you requested”, said Agbanari.
He further promised to give scholarship through University education to six indigent Nnobi youths adding that he would sponsor the payment of JAMB/UTME examinations for another 100 less privileged students.
Earlier in her address, Inom Nnobi Chair person, Mrs. Grace Ugoigwe thanked Igwe Nich Obi and his cabinet, Town Union executives, Summit Chairman,Chief Lawrence Ezenyi, and other dignitaries that graced the occasion.
She said that the reason for establishing the cellophane industry was to engage unemployed women so as to enable them put food on their tables and meet other monetary needs.
Meanwhile, Commissioner for Education, Prof Kate Omenugha who also has some Nnobi youths under her scholarship scheme advised Nnobi females to strive to benefit from the ‘Girls can fly’ Anambra program.
“I want Nnobi girls within 18 to 24 years to apply for the ‘Girls can Fly’ program. If one passes the tests and becomes a pilot, she can earn up to 3million monthly”, she said.
Chief Dr. Michael Omenugha said he was happy that the Women Summit he established in 2008 when he was the Nnobi President General had come of age thanking the women for their developmental projects.
The trio of Engr. Stone Odera, Engr. Ugbo Paul and Amaechi Mbanefo advised the women to remain focused, pursue peace and continue to carry everyone along in their endeavors.
“I will contribute my money and expertise in this cellophane industry. My team will hold a free skill acquisition workshop to teach Nnobi women about seven skills”, said Odera.
“Inyom Nnobi remain focused and united. Respect ideas from all quarters for even the dumb have their stories to tell. Women though the weaker vessels are stronger than men”, Ugbo said.
“I commend the Women leaders for being able to carry along all Ngo, Awuda and Ebenesi quarters of Nnobi. Put God and truth first and continue in togetherness”, said Mbanefo.
Highlight of the occasion include title decoration of Mrs.Caroline Nwankwo (Lolo Inyom Nnobi), Mrs. Nnekwelugo Ifeyinwa (Odiukonamba Inyom Nnobi) and Mrs Juliet Azugo(Ugosimba Inyom Nnobi) by Igwe Nich Obi of Nnobi.