Journalists were on Wednesday barred by Delta state overzealous Women Affairs, Community and Social Development Commissioner, Mrs. Omatsola Williams from covering an advocacy and enlightenment campaign on the empowerment of Nigerian women by the Minister for Women Affairs, Mrs. Aisha Alhassan at government house, Asaba.
HardReporters correspondent who witnessed the show of shame put up by the irrational and unforgiven self acclaimed “Reverend”, observed that she was shouting on top of her voice while barring Journalists from entering the venue of the event, saying they were not invited and all efforts by the media men to convince the commissioner while they should cover the event since its a national one, were completely rebuffed.
Apart from DBS, Asaba, the Pointer and NTA, who were allowed into the hall, the commissioner threatened to deal ruthlessly with over 20 other Journalists she barred from entering the venue should they sneak into the venue.
The commissioner who is known for her stealing of money meant for people living with disability and inhuman treatment to her staff, has always behaved irrational and disrespectful at public event especially to Journalists.
Meanwhile, Delta State Governor, Mr. Ifeanyi Okowa has advocated for the sensitization and empowerment of women for the development of the society.
The Governor made the call in his office, government house, Asaba when the Minister for Women Affairs, Mrs. Aisha Alhassan paid him a courtesy visit, saying when a woman is empowered, the family is equally empowered.
“The sensitization programme of the Federal Government is highly welcomed, the more we engage our women the better for the nation, our people need a lot of hope and encouragement, it is heart warming that we have empowerment programmes for the women they are the pillars of the home and care more about the children, anything that will uplift them will bring peace to the home.
“l believe women’s rights should be fought for, the more programmes we have for them as a nation the more stable our children will be. Nigeria needs a lot of the commitment of the mothers to ensure that the children are brought up in the right manner.” Okowa stated.
Earlier in her speech, the Women Affaris Minister, Mrs. Aisha Alhassan informed the governor that she was in the State in continuation of her advocacy and enlightenment campaign on the empowerment of Nigerian women and the challenges they face, adding that the Federal Government has a lot of programmes for women development.