Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has approved an award of scholarship to Miss Nneoma Nnadi, the 10-year-old female househelp, who was brutally injured and maltreated by her guardians, Ifeoma Ozougwu, and her husband, Jude Ozougwu.
The award is in fulfilment of the state government’s contributions to the well-being and quick recovery of Nnadi.
Commissioner for information in the state, Nnanyelugo Chidi Aroh, briefed journalists on Sunday in Enugu that Ugwuanyi directed the state scholarship board to implement the approval with immediate effect.
Aroh said, “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 stated 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 were brought to justice.
Recall that the state commissioner for gender affairs and social development, Princess Peace Nnaji, on the directive of the governor, Saturday, 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 received proper medical attention.