By Ebriku John Friday, Abuja
Cross River State senator representing northern senatorial district of the state, Dr Rose Oko was on Thursday honoured with the prestigious Women Emancipation and Service Delivery award.
The award was presented to Senator Rose by a leading women advocacy group, Women Advancement for Economic and Leadership Empowerment in Africa in Calabar, the Cross River State capital.
Speaking while presenting the award, president of the women group, Barr Mrs Bridget Ganyi, noted that the award is in recognition of Senator Rose’s continuous struggle for women emancipation and the leading role she is playing in effective service delivery.
In her response, Senator Rose, who is also the chairman, Senator Committee on Diaspora and NGOs, expressed gratitude for the honour.
The female senator further pledge to continue to bring women issues to the front burner and press for their due place in the polity, calling for more women to indicate interest in politics and governance of the nation.