The Governor of Enugu State, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi has approved the award of scholarship, up to university level, to the 10-year-old female house help, who was brutally injured and maltreated by her guardians, Mrs Ifeoma Ozougwu and her husband, Mr Jude Ozougwu.
This is in furtherance of the Enugu state government’s contributions to the wellbeing and quick recovery of Miss Nneoma Nnadi.
In a statement by the Commissioner for Information, Nnanyelugo Chidi Aroh, Gov. Ugwuanyi directed the state scholarship board to implement the approval with immediate effect.
Aroh disclosed that the governor: “In addition to the earlier directive to the State Ministry of Gender Affairs and Social Development to provide and fully pay for the best available medical care for the child, the governor has further directed the immediate release of financial support to the family of the child for their upkeep”.
The information commissioner added that Gov. Ugwuanyi expressed appreciation to the Enugu State Command of the Nigeria Police, “For their timely and professional intervention” and equally directed the State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Chief Miletus Eze to: “Liaise with the Nigeria Police and ensure that the suspects are brought to justice timely”.
It would be recalled that the state commissioner for Gender Affairs and Social Development, Rt. Hon. Princess Peace Nnaji, on the directive of the Governor, yesterday, visited the victim at ESUT Teaching Hospital Parklane, Enugu and announced the state government’s decision to take adequate care of her wellbeing, pay all her medical bills and ensure that she receives proper medical attention.