From Blessing Ibunge, Port Harcourt
A committed member of Nigerian Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ) Rivers State chapter, Hon Gladys Nweke, has taken an oath of office as an elected vice chairman of Etche Local Government Council, alongside the Council chairman, Hon. Obinna Anyanwu.
This success has brought so much joy and celebration to NAWOJ members in the who joined Hon Nweke for thanks giving on Saturday.
Speaking at the Thanksgiving service held at Seventh Days Adventist Church Umuomara Okehi 2 in Etche, Chairperson of NAWOJ, Rivers State Chapter, Comrade Susan Serekara-Nwikhana, thanked God Almighty for blessing one of their colleague to lead her people in the political capacity.
Comrade Nwikhana described Hon. Gladys Nweke as “a goal-getter, a dogged journalist, whose yes is yes and no is no, one who is friendly, lovely, intelligent, hardworking and goal-oriented lady with vision, whose lifestyle is worthy of emulation”.
She acknowledged the fact that as a colleague in the journalism profession, Nweke has never failed in her professional duty assigned to her, while appealing to the members of the church and Etche people to always pray for her so that her reign makes positive impact in their lives that would in turn make them proud of her.
Comrade Nwikhana thanked the Rivers State Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike for finding women worthy in leadership positions across the 23 local government area of the state, praying for God’s protection upon him and his household.
In her statement, Hon Gladys Nweke, acknowledged God Almighty for His blessings and upliftment in her Life.
She said “Amazing Grace found me. God brought me from nothing to something, from nobody to somebody and am very grateful and will everly remain grateful to God.”
Acknowledging God Almighty, Hon. Nweke finds it Worthy to return thanks to God for the success thus far and promised not to fail the church and Etche people.
She appealed to the congregation to always pray for her on the daunting task ahead, so as to serve her people diligently and in humility.
Hon. Nweke acknowledged Hon. Chief Allwell Onyesoh, whom she described as a leader per excellence for finding her worthy to lead and serve the people of Etche in this capacity, while urging that the church and good people of Etche keep praying for him to live long to witness a better Etche he so desired.
She thanked the Chairman of ELGA, Hon. Obinna Anyanwu for accepting her to work with him, promising to work with him diligently as to return the lost glory and make Etche people glad.
Also speaking, the Deputy Youth Leader, Mr. Alfred Nwafor on behalf of Chief Allwell Onyesoh, thanked the Church for the massive turnout of members and love shown towards their daughter, described Hon Nweke as one who is humble, dedicated, God-fearing and a mother who never disappoint in any activity giving to her.
Mr Nwafor Acknowledged that she will definitely make Etche people proud, saying: “Chief Allwell is a father who’s children are always known for quality representation.”
He urged her to always remember her days of little beginning so as not to fail Etche people, who supported and made it possiple for her to be on the top.
On her part, the Etche Women Leader, Mrs Charity Njoku, stated that while praying saw that the journey is going to be tough, and prayed for God’s wisdom upon her to lead her people, while assuring her of their full support any day and anytime, as to make Etche women proud.