The Pan African Women Forum for Grassroot Development, last weekend, conferred an Excellent Award on the Special Adviser to the Governor on Revenue Mobilisation and Capacity Development, High Chief Canice Moore Nwachukwu, Omeogo Na Orlu.
The Award of Excellence on the SA, according to the Forum, was because he has distinguished himself as a grassroots leader with outstanding performance.
The Pan African Women Forum for Grassroot Development is a social Non- Governmental Organization that has the aim of ensuring the inclusion of women in leadership position and decision making with the intent to addressing gender-based issues and empowerment of women in Nigeria and Africa at large.
The Global President of the Forum, Dr. Ijeoma Agbonma Kalu, explained that the Forum was saddled with the task of achieving an equal and decent political society where women will explore their potentials in contributing their quota towards building a prosperous political system across Africa.
She noted that the award on Omeogo was the first of its kind since the formation of the Forum, saying the award was only given to those who have added values to the society and having distinguished themselves in the service to humanity especially on women empowerment and capacity building, of which Omeogo is one of such persons, hence his award by the Forum.
While receiving the award at the Imo State Concorde Hotel, Owerri, Omeogo charged the Forum to continuously be in support of the Shared Prosperity Government of His Excellency, Senator Hope Uzodinma, for the benefit of Imo State citizens.
He seized the opportunity to describe Senator Hope Uzodinma as a most friendly Female Governor.
Omeogo maintained that “I am sure that this government is sensitive to gender, which is shown in the appointment of Senator Hope Uzodinma, where women formed part of his cabinet. I’m only asking Imo women to be steadfast in their support to this government”, He said.
Omeogo, who was delighted about the honour, described women as special gifts from God, who according to him, should never be neglected nor relegated, but be allowed to continue to contribute their quota in nation-building.
He also frowned at the recent news on female rape which has taken the center stage in the society today, advising those involved in such evil practice to desist from it.