Rivers NCWS president urges women to embrace community service


By Brave Dickson

The President, National Council for Women Society(NCWS), Rivers State Chapter, Hon. Sheila Abiye has urged women in the country to render progress-oriented services to their various communities.

The state president of NCWS said this in a chat with our correspondent shortly after she bagged the ‘Outstanding Mother of the Year Award’ from the St John’s Anglican Church, Aboloma in Port Harcourt.

She said: “I own a foundation that I use in taking care of the elderly including a weekly body exercise we do with them.

“We also give the elderly some medical check-ups and we partner with some nurses to give them mild treatment and in some cases refer them to other clinics and we take care of their bills.”

Also extolling the virtues of the awardee was Mrs Blessing Wodu, a member of NCWS who described the award as well deserving.

She said: “We are all here to celebrate with the President of NCWS, Rivers State Chapter, Hon Sheila Abiye who was honoured today by the Anglican community as a good mother.

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“For us, it is an honour well deserved. Hon Sheila is intelligent and she knows how to actually carry women along.

“Hon Sheila Abiye is just a beauty to behold and she has been able to fit in well and we as women, we feel very proud of her because she is doing us proud.”

A statement signed by the state chapter of the NCWS through its Secretary, Mrs Chikaru Success-Jack in commemoration of this year’s World Mother’s Day, urged: “Women to use the opportunity to redouble their efforts in mobilising for greater women inclusion in skills acquisition, politics and governance.

“We also crave the indulgence of all citizens to develop and propagate the culture of love and respect for women.”