The Imo Newspaper Publishers Association (INPA) Friday honour the wife of the governor of Ondo State, Mrs Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu.
The wife of Imo State Governor, Barr. Ebere Ihedioha was also honoured by the association i n a well attended event which held in Owerri, Imo State
The honour was not unconnected with Ondo State First Lady for her contributions through her initiative to fight against scourge of breast cancer and the empowerment of the girl-child in the country.
Mrs. Anyanwu-Akeredolu through her pet-project Breast Cancer Awareness of Nigeria (BRECAN) and BEMORE has enhanced the lives of many people especially women.
It was gathered that the awareness she has created has helped in the reduction of breast cancer.
She equally assisted victims of breast cancer to obtain proper free medical treatment at home and overseas.
Mrs. Anyanwu-Akeredolu has also through BEMORE mounted skill acquisition programmes for the girl-child in the field of solar panel manufacturing and installation.
The association described Mrs. Anyanwu-Akeredolu as a worthy daughter of the state more so when she has extended her humanitarian gestures to the state.
The association said it also deemed it necessary to honour Barrister Ihedioha for her empowerment of women in the state within the very short period she has been in office.
In a statement signed by the Chairman, Mr. Henry Ekpe and Publicity Secretary, Modestus Nwamkpa, the association said the event is geared towards encouraging good spirited Nigerians to invest in humanity and development of the country.