A former Commissioner for Women Affairs in Delta State, Queen Betty Efekodha has appealed to women in the State as well as other well-meaning individuals to prevail on Delta State Governor over his intention to convert the Women Development Centre in the State to an Appeal Court.
The Women Centre was built during the Uduaghan administration and named after the late Maryam Babangida.
According to the former Commissioner, the building which she superintend over its construction, was meant for the promotion of skill acquisition as well as provide a venue for training and development of women generally. These were some of the ideals that the late First lady, an indigene of the State stood for hence the structure was named after her as an illustrious daughter of the State.
She therefore appealed to women bodies especially women in Delta State to rise up and appeal to the Governor to let the centre be instead of converting it to an Appeal Court.
See her post:
‘I just saw now that the Mariam Babaginda Women Development Center that was built when I was commissioner for women affairs during Uduaghan’s tenure is now being converted to be used as Appeal Court. The building was roofed and painted remaining for it to be furnished. I have been looking forward to the day it will be commissioned by our governor. This would have gone a long way in improving the lot of women all round, as the edifice housed a very big hall plus smaller adjoining halls and different offices for meetings, Trainings, seminars, hall of fame and skills acquisitions also play host to National and International women programs and events. The importance of this Women Center can not be over emphasized. More so, it was named after an illustrious daughter of Delta who made women to be seen and also heard.(Better Life).It is definitely a big plus to women development. I have deliberately brought it to this platform so that we women of Delta State can appeal to the governor to let our centre be. In as much as the court of appeal is necessary and I appreciate the governor for it, robbing Peter to pay Paul is not the best.
I therefore appeal to my National president and state chairman to please look into it. If possible, a delegation can see our governor.
Queen Betty Efekodha. Former Commissioner for Women Affairs, Delta State.