Linda Ayade Inaugurates Mentorship Programme


The wife of the Cross River State Governor, Dr.  Linda Ayade has Inaugurated the State Exco for her new programme, CROWEI Urban To Rural Women Support Initiative Programme (CRU2RWI).

The programme which has Hon. Agnes Atsu (JP) as State Coordinator is to commence the pilot phase at Obanliku Local Government Area immediately.

The inauguration held on the 7th of May, 2021 at the conference room of the the office of the wife of the governor, had aides of Dr. Linda Ayade in attendance.

Speaking during the event, the Governor’s wife shared her vision of economic empowerment and emancipation for rural women through mentorship by their peers in the urban areas who have excelled and succeeded in their various chosen fields. She opined that women empowerment is critical because the woman serves as a critical pivot in the home as the woman bears the burden of training and caring for the young ones. She lauded women as key agents for development because research shows that most thriving nations have women in their power rooms making decisions for their growth.

Dr. Linda Ayade charged the team to work swiftly and commence the program to identify, train, empower and mentor widows, farmers, entrepreneurs and younger women/girls in Obanliku Local Government Area immediately. The pilot phase will see to the training and mentoring of 200 women selected from the 10 political wards of the LGA.

Responding on behalf of the committee, the State Coordinator, Hon. Agnes Atsu, thanked Her Excellency for the opportunity provided for the members of the team to contribute to the betterment of the lives of the rural women and girls. She pledged her commitment and dedication to her duties and sued for unity among the team members.

Other members of the Exco are Deaconness Abasioffiong Offiong – Assistant Coordinator; Pastor Dr. Bong Duke – Director, Research/Planning; Miss Benyin Adie – Director, Media Services; Hon. Mrs. Justina J. Edem – Mobilizer, South; Mrs. Lovina Etim Eteng – Mobilizer, Central; Madam Elizabeth U. Adie Mobilizer, North; and, Mr. Fred Abua – Secretary

The event was attended by the President of CROWEI, Hon. Mrs. Lawrencia Ita, JP and other CROWEI officials.


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