As part of activities marking the 2016 annual International Women’s Day, IWD, Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, is set to inspire and celebrate the achievements of women in the Niger Delta region.
Celebrated globally every March 8, the day is set aside to celebrate women’s achievements throughout history and across nations.
It is also known as the United Nations, Day for Women’s Rights and International Peace. It is a day to celebrate the social, political and economic achievements of women while focusing world attention on areas requiring further action.
Highlighting women’s development as part of the objectives of the commission, the acting Managing Director of NDDC, Mrs. Ibim Semenitari, said: “The NDDC facilitates all-round development of the Niger Delta and its people and the mandate for women development is an aspect that is equally given huge priority by the agency and must not be neglected.
“As part of the agenda for women’s development in 2016, the commission will mark the International Women’s Day with activities that will help inspire, and celebrate women of the Niger Delta region and their endeavours.”