By Albert Akota, Abuja
Wife of the minister of transportation, Judith Amaechi, has described her husband, Rotimi Ameachi as critical asset for the development of Nigeria, hence her support for her husband.
Dame Judith Amaechi who disclosed this in Abuja when answering question from Newsmen said that her husband had recorded several milestones in different areas both in Rivers state and federal.
She said: “I donate my husband to Nigeria because he is always busy for the interest of Nigeria, he stated the mono railway in Rivers state and he has also done well in the federal level as minister of transportation. I am happy being his wife and also mother of my children.”
Judith also revealed why she help less privileges through her NGO, the Empowerment Support Initiative, (ESI),
“I don’t want to play politics with my pet project; I established the project that will touch the lives of the poorest of the poor”
The concept of the NGO’s nursery education was to infuse good morals education on the children at such tender age thereby, laying a very strong foundation for them to thrive and become the pillars of the society in the future.
“When I became the First Lady in 2007, my burning passion for a society where women, youths and children with very humble background will be given a place of respect and a sense of belonging spurred up.”
I was touring the 23 LGAs of the State donating food items, clothes, beddings, cash gifts and other supportive materials in appreciation of the overwhelming support from my husband. Under the ESI Workshop programmes, numerous women and youths drawn from the 319 Wards in Rivers State were engaged in skills acquisition in key areas.”
She revealed that the ESI targeted more at providing practical aid and support to vulnerable women, children and others who were impoverished and alienated from socially and economically beneficial programmes of the government.
“I also provided medical assistance and adequate orientation to members of the society on life-threatening diseases like HIV/AIDS and Cancer of the breast.”