Written by on March 9, 2021

Rivers State Government says it is geared towards ensuring that women get its rightful place in society.

Rivers State Commissioner for Culture and Tourism, Mrs. Tonye Briggs-Oniyide made this known while speaking as Special Guest to Total E and P organized celebration as part of activities making this year’s International Women Day celebration at the L.A King, Stadium Road, Port Harcourt.

Mrs. Oniyide said the present administration has ensured that women take their position in society by ensuring that all Deputy Chairmen of the 23 Local Government Areas are women.

According to her, the state government has directed that women should participate actively in politics and commended women for living up to their responsibility.

Earlier in his address of welcome, the Deputy Managing Director of Port Harcourt District of Total E and P Nigeria Limited, Mr. Guillaume Doulout said Total will not relent on its targeted social enhancement programmes which are designed for the exclusive benefit for women groups including widows in its host communities.

Represented by the General Manager, Community Affairs and Development, Mr Obinna Ofoezie, Mr. Doulout said even though the COVID-19 Pandemic has charged the reality of Total the company is learning how to interact and do things differently as the company is determined to pursue its goals of peaceful and sustainable partnership with host communities.

While commending women for their resilience, the Deputy Managing Director of Total E and P urged the women to help the company deliver in those initiatives in a peaceful ambiance in their communities.

He pledged the company’s readiness to pursue a safe and environmentally sustainable means of operation despite the constant challenges of acts of vandalism, forced stoppages and other sundry demands to company and its service providers.

Speaking on behalf of the host communities Mrs Ariah Sunday Ekpeye commended Total E and P for the gesture and promised to take home all what they have been taught.

Radio Rivers Correspondent who was at the event reports that three presentations were made by former Rivers State Commissioner for Information, Mrs Ibim Semenitari, Dr Charles Apoki and Pastor Ngozi Odukwe-Ighosevbe.

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