October 27, 2017 marked the first year anniversary ion of the Shelter Fund Raising event, organised by the Rivers State branch of the African Women Lawyers Association (AWLA) Nigeria.
The event, which held at the Nyesom Wike Auditorium, NBA House, Port-Harcourt, Capital of Rivers state, was chaired by Paul Usoro, SAN.
Notable personalities at the event were B.M Wifa, SAN, Hon. Ukiel Oyahiri (Comm. For Women Affairs, Rivers State), who represented the First Lady of Rivers State, Mrs. Eke & Mr. Frank Briggs from the Port-Harcourt Bar, Keynote speaker – Iyom Josephine Anenih, the president of AWLA Cordelia Eke, among others.
Usoro, who described women as heroines of society, spoke on the need for women to play key leadership roles in the society.
“Women have the potentials to drive positive societal changes if only they are given ample opportunities to do so,” he said.
“I strongly believe that when women occupy positions of authority, there are more visible dividends for people to benefit from. That’s why I support causes like these that will help change the narratives with respect to the plight of women in the country.”
He donated N1 million to AWLA for the construction of a shelter for abused girls and women in Africa, and called on women all over to remain dogged and consistent in other to surmount the numerous challenges confronting them.