Professor Charles Chukwuma Soludo (CFR), Governor of Anambra State has congratulated Dame Virginia Ngozi Etiaba on her 80th birthday today the 11th of November, 2022.
The Governor noted that Dame Virgy Etiaba, as she is fondly called, scored one of the many ‘firsts’ for Anambra State in 2006 when she made history as the first female governor in Nigeria.
Within her short stay in office she was able to work on critical infrastructure especially roads. During that brief but remarkable tenure her motherly disposition came to the fore as she signed the Anambra State Child Rights Act into law, thus creating a legal instrument to effectively check child abuse in the State.
Dame Virgy Etiaba’s exemplary work as an educationist for 35 years took her through the length and breadth of the country before founding Bennet Etiaba Memorial Schools, Nnewi which has continued to set the pace in learning.
Governor Soludo has enjoined our women to emulate Dame Etiaba who has not only acquitted herself creditably as a good mother and an outstanding teacher, but also as a quintessential public servant.
As she joins the octogenarian club today, Governor Soludo wishes her long life in very good health.
SIR PAUL NWOSU
Commissioner for Information
N0vember 11, 2022