Betty: A Woman of Steel

By Comfort Obi Even though we are from the same state and zone, Imo, Owerri, I first met Ondo state First Lady, Betty Anyanwu- Akeredolu on the pages of newspapers before I met her physically this other day in Akure. Let me also disclose that we attended the same secondary school – Egbu Girls, in Owerri North LGA – but I didn’t quite take note. I was her junior, and you know, at the time, junior students held their senior students very much in awe. But our paths crossed on…

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How Churches Are Killing Women – Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu

Ondo state First Lady, Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu, talks about how some Churches are sending women to their early graves, her pride in the Yoruba culture, the girl-child, womanhood and, being an Igbo daughter. Excerpts: Your Excellency, tell us about yourself I’m from Emeabiam in the Owerri West Local Government of Imo state. My parents were teachers, but my mother at a point in time, left teaching and faced trading. I grew up in the rural areas. In those days, teachers were looked upon as number one citizens in every village. Many parents…

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