The wife of the Enugu State governor, Mrs. Monica Ugwuanyi, has
stressed the need for people to acquire skills that will enable them
become self-reliant and employers of labour.
Mrs. Ugwuanyi gave this advice during her monthly prayer rally at the
Michael Okpara Square where she gave out sewing and grinding machines
as well as cash to indigent women.
Reaffirming her commitment to ensuring a better living standard for
everyone especially women and youths in the rural areas, she said:
“Most of the people you see as tailors, hairdressers and other
technicians are graduates. Certificates can no longer take us
anywhere; but if you acquire skills, you not only empower yourself but
others through employment.”
The Enugu First Lady enjoined the people to assist others, adding that
the society will be better if Nigerians selflessly serve God and
humanity. “Always strive to touch people’s lives. It gives me joy when
I see people happy, that is why I try as little as I can to positively
touch people’s lives especially the indigent ones. You can do same
irrespective of its magnitude, you can encourage your fellow humans
instead of waiting till you become affluent before you can do so,” she
Also speaking, an evangelist Reverend Chinyere Onuoma, advised
participants at the prayer rally to always trust God and to never be
weighed down by life’s challenges.
According to her, “the resurrection of our Lord Jesus brought us many
benefits such as courage, peace, gift of Holy Spirit, boldness and
forgiveness of our sins”.