Ogeah Bags Best Info Commissioner Award

Urges Nigerian Students To Collect PVCs
BY AUSTIN OYIBODE
DELTA State Commissioner for Information, Chike Ogeah, has called on all Nigerian students to collect their Permanent Voters Card (PVC) and vote for the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the February 14 and 28 general elections.
Ogeah made the call when he received an award as the best Commissioner for Information in Nigeria from the executive members of the National Association of Nigerian Female Students (NANFS) in his office, Asaba, Delta State capital.
The commissioner, who was delighted at the recognition by the students, said for the love the students expressed for the re-election of President Jonathan, they should collect their PVC, sensitise their members and vote for all PDP candidates in the elections.
Responding to the speech presented by the students, he said the current administration has given women opportunity to excel in politics, saying “whether you are a man or woman, it doesn’t matter, what matters is what you have upstairs that can add to the development of the economy”.
He listed various women both at the federal and state levels who are in the present administration and have made much impact in the economy of the state and Nigeria.
Specifically, he mentioned Allison Deziani Madueke, who is the first female minister for Petroleum Resources and first President of Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), Minister of Finance and coordinator of the economy, Ngozi Okonjo Iweala, and those in Delta who are treading where some men might fear to tread.
He condemned violence and discrimination of all kinds against women, noting that every civilised society would frown against violence against women.
He also condemned ancient practices in some communities, such as female genital mutilation (FGM) as archaic practices which he said Nigerian society has moved away from.