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AKHA Deputy Speaker Honoured For Women Emancipation Advocacy

The deputy speaker of the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Princess Felicia Bassey, has been noticed and appreciated by the management of Officials Nigeria Magazine for her concerted efforts in advocacy for women emancipation, aggressive sensitization and campaigns against rape, child abuse and other forms of violence against women and people with disabilities in the society.

According to the publisher of the magazine, Rt. Hon. Maxwell Abraham, Officials Nigeria Magazine has been monitoring and following up the activities of Rt. Hon. Princess Felicia Bassey, member representing Okobo State Constituency in the Assembly/ chairperson, League of Nigerian Women Voters, in the area of quality representation, campaigns against incessant rape cases in the country and programmes aimed at enhancing the welfare of women and the people with disabilities.

Presenting the Best Official Woman of the year award to the deputy speaker in her office recently, Maxwell, an indigene of Delta State and former member, House of Representatives, represented by his associate editor, Iniemem Inyang,   described Princess Felicia Bassey as a politician with human face and lauded her programmes which have affected so many lives positively.

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He challenged political leaders to pay sufficient and pragmatic attention to programmes that will turn around the economic fortunes of the governed.

Responding, the two-term lawmaker, Rt. Hon. Bassey, emphasized that using her political platform for community development, women emancipation, enhancing the welfare of the downtrodden and youth empowerment was motivated by her passion and the compelling necessity in those areas.

Of note is the fact that she has made provision for training of youths and women of Okobo in various vocations and provided qualified ones with basic tools and equipment.

Other packages include a sustainable scholarship scheme for 45 indigent and non-indigent students in various tertiary institutions across the country, purchase of JAMB forms for over 1000 candidates, donation of eight vehicles and 14 mini buses to her constituents and groups, empowerment of 100 women and youths with N200,000 and N100,000 each respectively.

These and more are the deputy speaker’s general advocacy and cerebral contributions in the House of Assembly including other things that justified the award.

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