The member representing Degema Constituency in the Rivers State House of Assembly, Hon. Anthony Soberekon has kept to his promise to empower women in his constituency.
This was demonstrated recently at the NUJ Press Centre, Moscow Road in Port Harcourt, Rivers State where all beneficiaries converged for the empowerment.
The coordinator, Hon. Anthony Soberekon Empowerment Scheme, Hon. Mrs. Okorite Adiele, while giving out some largesse to the beneficiaries, urged them to be good ambassadors always, adding that it is the heart with which we give that matters.
She went further to state that more of this is coming and will trickle down to the men as well, with time.
“May God bless the lawmaker for remembering the women even in this hard time” one of the beneficiaries opined”.
Our correspondent reports that the beneficiaries for the month of August are: Owuyeba Brown, ward 1; Ibiye Renner Adolphus, ward 2; Ibiso George, ward 3, Angelina Braide, ward 4 Bekinwari Gabriel, ward 5, and Orolobo Romeo Braide, Rachael Igban, Mrs. Owuso, Happiness Davies and Favour Labomie for wards six to 10.
Others are Udenisoma Solomon, Jeremiah Johnson Comfort, Ibilaba C. Frank, Sandra Osaki George and Ruth Jenbretonaa Amabi for wards 11 to 16.
Making up the list are Nene Gogobo (ward 16a), Florence Ovoh (16b) while ward has Dokuboba Joe.
The lawmaker before now, had promised that this gesture will continue.
In another development, the Secretary to Rivers State Government, Tammy Danagogo, has charged corporate entities operating in the state to tap into the benefits of the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSIF) scheme to prevent issues of employees’ abandonment in the advent of work-related accidents.
Speaking during a sponsorship visit by the management of the NSITF in Port Harcourt, Danagogo said the NSITF as the only government institution backed by law to cater for employee’s welfare in the event of work-related accidents or injuries, is a necessary institution that corporate organizations should be beneficiaries of.
“This is a laudable scheme that our people should tap into. I am of the view that, anything that can be done for the good of our people, we should put every effort to achieve it. In government, workers are on the first line of beneficiary in work-related schemes.
“The challenges of immediate compensation for dedicated workers in the eventuality of accidents or death are an issue we must all look into.