Ugwuanyi deworms under-5 children in Enugu
As part of efforts to ensure that children under five years return to school in a healthy condition for the new academic session, wife of the Enugu State Governor, Mrs. Monica Ugwuanyi, has commenced her annual de-worming of children across the three senatorial districts of the state.
Mrs. Ugwuanyi who flagged-off the exercise at St. Vincent Primary School Ishi/Ozalla, Nkanu West Local Government Area for Enugu East Senatorial District, stated that her visit was to prepare school children in the district health-wise for the current academic session.
The Governor’s wife, who was accompanied by members of her pet-project- Ugo’s Touch of Life Foundation (U-TOLF), added that the programme was in keeping with her unflinching commitment towards the welfare of the vulnerable group in the society.
She disclosed that her pet project undertakes the de-worming of children twice in a year because of the deadly effects of worms in the daily growth of children, pointing out that wives of the 17 local government chairmen in the state, will continue with the exercise in all the local communities.
“We come here today, to return you (children) back to school. This is not the first time we are coming here. We had come here for this purpose, and after this exercise today, all the wives of the local government chairmen will continue in all the local communities of the state,” Mrs. Ugwuanyi said.