CHIAZOR CHINWUBA

Chiazor Chinwuba, 31, was a teen when she lost her father a Professor of Medicine.   With the death of the father, her mother a nurse became the breadwinner for the family,  shouldering the responsibility for food and other basic necessities, maintenance of their home and the education of Chiazor and the elder sister, her only other sibling. It was a responsibility that stretched the mother’s resources to the limit.

She was accused of embezzling huge sum of money and arraigned before the court. The family was helpless.


Her intervention brought me justice   “ I had just secured admission  into the university when the court case started “ if ICWECD had not stepped in to defend me, my education would have been seriously undermined’

Chiazor’s widowed mother could not afford  a lawyer to defend her. ICWECD’s intervention however saved the situation. 

Chiazor Chinwuba, 31, was a teen when she lost her father a Professor of Medicine.   With the death of the father, her mother a nurse became the breadwinner for the family,  shouldering the responsibility for food and other basic necessities, maintenance of their home and the education of Chiazor and the elder sister, her only other sibling. It was a responsibility that stretched the mother’s resources to the limit.

In 2009, after her secondary education, Chiazor had to work to supplement the family income. She joined Anioma Petroleum Resources Ltd a gas station in Asaba as a pump attendant. Chiazor was enjoying her work at the Gas station hoping that before long her contributions would help to ease the mother’s burden and make life a bit more comfortable for the family. But she was wrong.

That was not to be, at least not yet. She was accused of embezzling huge sum of money and arraigned before the court. The family was helpless. Chiazor’s widowed mother could not afford a lawyer to defend her. ICWECD’s intervention, however, saved the situation.  Utilizing the Legal Aid Scheme, ICWECD undertook the defence of Chiazor and successfully secured her acquittal  and discharge from the court .” Barr. Anyafulu was a saving grace. “Her intervention brought me justice   “ I had just secured admission into the university when the court case started “ if ICWECD had not stepped in to defend me, my education would have been seriously undermined’ recalled Chiazor recently about that period of her life. Now a University graduate,  Chiazor has a catering enterprise in Asaba and is relishing the experience. “I am in catering today because of my exposure to the skill Acquisition Center of ICWECD. I got the awareness and understanding from the skill Acquisition Center that one can make a decent living with Vocational Skill and that it is unwise for youths to solely depend on their certificate “ That is what motivated me to take training in catering when I was in the University. Now it is putting food on my table, “ you can see that ICWECD has had a very powerful positive impact in my life’ stated Chiazor.

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