By Nick Chibunna
The Imo State Peace Advocate Corps recently took the message of peace in the state, families and communities to the women of Umuohii in Atta West Autonomous Community, Ikeduru Local Government Area of Imo State during this year’s women’s home and abroad August meeting.
The team was led by the Commander (Women Affairs), Eziada Mrs. Theresa Akalonu, who counseled the women to avoid nagging and promote peace in their various families, neighbourhood and communities at large.
She also enjoined the women to eschew immorality as well as ostentatious life style as she thanked Governor Rochas Okorocha of the state for giving them the opportunity to interact with their fellow women which, she said, would go a long way to bring lasting peace to the state.
Also addressing the women, a member of the group, Amb. Dr. Mrs. Kate Ibe, described women as great home builders, advising them to respect their husbands no matter their status in life as, according to her, such makes for happy homes and good child-upbringing.
Dr. Ibe further lamented that stubbornness and disobedience to husbands have led to serious misunderstandings in some families leading to separation and divorce.
In his address a member of the corps and an indigene of the area, Chief Sir Uche Uzuegbu, said the body’s mission was consistent with the governor’s desire to ensure peace in the state. He commended the efforts of the commander of the corps Engr. Peter Ohagwa to make peace in the state.
Earlier, the team paid a courtesy call to the traditional ruler of Atta West Autonomous Community, Eze Benedict Udoneho, who said that there was no alternative to peace in the state and prayed that peace would follow them.
Speaking also, the President of Umuohii Women’s Home and Aboard meeting, Lady Hart Iwuamadi, described the visit as timely as the theme of this year’s meeting was focused on core family values -“what our husbands expect from us”.