Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Sicklers Charge Enugu State Government to Enact Sickle Cell Law

…as Enugu State Government Extols Aisha, Sicklers on Door-to-door Sensitation campaign
The Governor of Enugu State, Rt. Hon Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi has urged mothers to play their role in the family and not delegate their primary functions to maids and teachers.
Ugwuanyi, spoke through his Deputy, Hon. Mrs. Cecilia Ezeilo, while the Catholic Women Organization (CWO) of Enugu Diocese on Sunday celebrated the 2016 Mothers Sunday with members of Association of People Living with Sickle Cell Disorder (ASPLCD) at St Paul's Parish Ozalla Nkanu in Enugu State, disclosed that the high level of moral decadence in the society is as a result of the negligence of mothers is assuming their duties at home, thereby laying an unstable foundation for their wards.
The governor also extolled the Association of people living with Sickle Cell Disorder who honoured their invitation for the Celebration, urging them to sustain the tempo with a view to wiping out the inhumane sickle cell disorder scourge.
Earlier speaking, the officiating priest in charge of the church, Very Rev.Msgnr. Tobias Anichebe, who is also the Chaplain of CWO in Agbani Deanery of Enugu Diocese, emphasised on the need for mothers to emulate the Holy mother Mary who had laid an exemplary lifestyle for all mothers to emulate.
Rev. Anichebe equally charged mothers to be diligent in their duties and to keep cognizance of the fact that they hold a chunk of responsibilities in maintaining good morals in the society, since upbringing starts from home.
In her speech, Aisha Edwards, the coordinator of ASPLSCD, thanked the CWO for their role in aiding the sensitisation campaign which cuts across all states in the south East geopolitical zone, even as she explained that they decided to move around various churches on a special day as the mothers Sunday to not only celebrate with mothers but also to sensitize them on sickle Cell Anemia.
However, she urged the Enugu state government to take clue from the Anambra State Government by enacting the Sickle Cell Law in their state., recalled that the Association of People Living with Sickle Cell Disorder were also on a sensitisation campaign tour and thanksgiving services at the St Mary Anglican Communion  Ukpo  where they dedicated their Child and thanking God for the lives of her members from the parish on Sunday.
They took the sensitisation opportunity to inform and sensitize parents and especially mothers on the increase in carrier marriages, which is born out of ignorance by couples who neglect the impact of genotype in marriages.
St. Mary's Anglican communion who were glad to receive them thanked APLSCD for her strength, vigor, and most importantly being passionate and very caring towards their suffering parishioners who are very devotional in attendance to her meetings and promised to support the campaign in every possible way they can.
Meanwhile, the Association says it will continue her sensitisation campaign across the state, as they plan on the school to school campaign later in April.



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