The Bar Amazon and award-winning chairmanship candidate in forthcoming Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Port Harcourt Branch Elections, Cordelia Eke, has once more demonstrated her cutting-edge leadership and organizational skills as she successfully planned and hosted the FIDA Rivers International Widow’s Day celebration 2024.

The highly successful event was graced by the Deputy Governor of Rivers State, Her Excellency Prof. Ngozi Mma Ordu, DSSRS and the former Attorney-General and SSG of Rivers-State, Dame Aleruchi Cookey-Gam among other dignitaries. The Solicitor-General of Rivers State, Mrs. Ibiwari Clapton-Ogolo gave the Keynote Address.

The event was filled with insightful paper presentations on health and home farming. Over 30 widows wo attended the event went home with free BP and malaria medication, cash gifts, and wrappers.

While presenting the widows to the Deputy Governor, popular Bar Leader Cordelia Eke stated that the event was not to celebrate widowhood but to honour the women for their resilience in the face of challenges that come with widowhood.

The Deputy Governor charged the widows not engage in self-pity but to do their best to help themselves. She assured them of the care and concern of the state for their welfare.

The Chairperson of FIDA Rivers State, Adata Bio-Bio-Briggs expressed the gratitude of FIDA Nigeria, Rivers State to the dignitaries. Also honoured at the event were Chief (Dr.) Mrs. O. B. Lulu-Briggs and Dame Aleruchi Cookey-Gam.

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