NCWS gets new exco in Cross River, decorates Otu as patron 


After many years of inactivity, the National Council for Women Societies (NCWS) has finally elected an executive committee to pilot its affairs with the wife of Governor Bassey Otu, Rev. Eyoanwan Bassey Otu emerging as patron.

Speaking after the elections of committee members which took place at the Women Development Centre, Calabar, weekend, the President, NCWS, Hajiya Lami Adamu Lau, expressed confidence in the new state leadership and urged Mrs Otu to reactivate the NCWS across the 18 local government areas of the state.

“We acknowledge and celebrate your remarkable achievements through your pet projects – the Humanity Without Borders Empowerment Initiative. This initiative covers humanitarian services across various sectors.

“Your deep concern for children, women and people with disability is highly recommended. We believe that you shall, with this same zeal, do everything within your powers to reposition the NCWS,” she told the governor’s wife.

Also speaking, the new state patron, Rev. Otu said her investiture as the patron of the state chapter of the NCWS was a call to more service in her determination to advance women’s empowerment and build a just and equitable society.