Wife of the Deputy Governor of Kogi State, Mrs Ejura Mercy Onoja, represented her husband at the empowerment programme put together by the Idah Federal House of Representative Member, Hon. David Zachariah along side other notable Igala sons and daughters, where the lawmaker gave back to his constituents.
The programme which held at Ejule in Ofu Local Government Area, had beneficiaries drawn from the four (4) Local Government Areas that make Idah Federal Constituency, which are Ofu, Idah, Ibaji and Igalemela/Odolu.
In an address the wife of the Deputy Governor, Mrs Ejura Mercy Onoja said the gesture was worthy of commendation.
She said this is giving hope to the electorate who have voted the lawmaker into power.
She explained that her husband said he had known Hon. Zachariah to be a godly politician and has no regret to have supported his political ambition.
While describing the House of Representative Member as a pacesetter for having his people at heart and embarking on the empowerment in his short stay in office, he appealed to other political leaders to emulate him.
According to Mrs Onoja one doesn’t necessarily need to have it all before impacting lives and could start by doing little within their capabilities.
She seized the opportunity to enjoin male political office holders to empower their wives to be able to reach out to their fellow women especially, opined that the empowerment of women translates to empowering a nation.
“I’m passionate about women and their empowerment is dear to me. When you empower a woman as a home maker, it rubs off on those around her and I would like that we begin to see it from the area of being humanitarians, beyond politics,” she added.
Those who graced the occasion along side with her include, Kogi East Zonal leader Hon Ahmed Attah, and other prominent sons and daughters from the kingdom.