The National Coordinator of Center for Peace and Environmental Justice, CEPEJ, Chief Comrade Sheriff Mulade has called on Nigerians and humanity in general to give women equal opportunities in governance and social activities as the panacea for development.
Chief Mulade who is also the Ibe-soremowei of Gbaramatu Kingdom in Warri South West LGA of Delta State, made the call on Tuesday, March 8, 2022, at the CEPEJ's Head Office in Ugolo-Okpe near Warri, where he joined the rest of the world, CEPEJ's staff nationwide, DELCOF Exco and members, to mark this year's International Women's Day, tagged "Gender Equality Today for a Sustainable Tomorrow."
He described women as the real state and non state actors in human capital development due to their uncompromising contributions towards education, moral upbringing, societal norms amidst climate inequality in livelihood assessment and development.
Speaking on the role and importance of women development in nation building, Mr. Sam Ideh, Senior Programmes Manager, and Mrs. Agidi Tina, Administration and Accounting Manager, CEPEJ, charged all in attendance and Nigerians in general to work cooperatively with women in girlchild and community development, support creative mind development in women, and provide a space for women inclusion in social, political and gender mainstreaming for a sustainable tomorrow in building a cooperative and working society.
Highlight of the occasion was the presentation of an appreciation letter to all female staff of CEPEJ by the National Coordinator of CEPEJ, which was read by Mr. Dan Tonfawei, Programmes Manager, Environment and Communication, CEPEJ, on behalf of the National Coordinator. Those appreciated included Mrs. Amadu Abdulmalik Nafisat, Programmes Director, CEPEJ, Mrs. Agidi Tina, Corporate Administration and Accounting Manager, CEPEJ, Miss Abigail and a host of others who have contributed towards the growth and development of CEPEJ, as well as women affairs in general.
Those who attended the occasion included members and Exco of the newly inaugurated Delta State CSO Forum, DELCOF, the official umbrella body of Delta State CSOs, CEOs, founders, leaders and directors of NGOs, CSOs and other non state actors in Delta State. The occasion climaxed with a group photograph of the dignitaries present.