A new chapter of the Women Wing of Christian Association of Nigeria, WOWICAN, has been inaugurated in Anambra State.
The inauguration which held in Awka, at the Redeemed Christian Church Of God, Headquarters saw the influx of officials from South East and beyond.
According to Sir Anselm Okafor, the Senior Special Assistant on Religious Matters to Governor Willie Obiano who represented him, he stated that the state is leading in all aspects of human development, including administration, the security of lives and property as well as other sectors of the state economy.
Furthermore, Sir Okafor who addressed the women who came from across the five blocks that make up CAN, stressed that women occupied many positions in the present administration as the Governor is gender-friendly. Thus, he assured of sustained partnership with the WOWICAN.
During the course of the inauguration, the South East Chairman of CAN, Bishop Goddy Okafor represented by the South East Secretary CAN, Reverend Dr. Chinedu Nwokolo charged the executive to stand as a united body to defend the Christian faith that is facing fierce challenges and to uphold the injunctions of Jesus Christ to be steadfast to the end.
In his message during the inauguration, where he spoke on “character building, essentials needed to project the glory of God”, the South East Director of Education, Women and Youths Development, CAN Reverend Chidi Mmadubuko noted that character is paramount in life and when possessed positively, the world will turn to Christ.
Conversely, Mrs. Ify Anataogu, the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor On Environment and Beautification, who interacted with the women on the relevance of women in progressive and sustainable leadership, stated that it is important that parents give their girl child quality education so as to be empowered.
The aim and objective of the body according to the newly inaugurated chairperson of WOWICAN, Barrister Mrs. Mercy Ndubuisi include fostering unity among Christian women, maintenance of the biblical standard of Christian ethics, conduct, and discipline among others.
Notable personalities at the event were the State Chairman of CAN, Reverend John Ndubuisi, the outgoing chairperson of WOWICAN Reverend Dr. Ebelechukwu, and many others.