Catholic Women Honour Justice Suzzette Nyesom-Wike

Catholic Women Honour Justice Suzzette Nyesom-Wike

Paul Obiajunwo, Port Harcourt

For being  an outstanding role model to young people  and  women, Catholic  Women of the Catholic Institute of West Africa  (CIWA ) on Sunday  honoured Justice Suzzette Eberechi Nyesom-Wike,  Wife of the Rivers State Governor,  with the award of the  “Paragon of Light”.

Performing the conferment at the CIWA Chaplaincy in Port Harcourt,  President of Catholic Women Organisation of CIWA,  Mrs Ify Nkwo said the Wife of  the  Rivers State Governor has touched the  lives of the people  through her humility and commitment  to  the empowerment  of  women.

She said: “You (Justice Suzzette Eberechi Nyesom-Wike ) have been  a silent  worker , a shining example of a virtuous woman and a light that can never be quenched.

“By virtue of  being the first lady of Rivers State,  you are the Mother of the state.  You are a model of  what motherhood is all about.  You are indeed a true light in all ramifications.  You are a paragon of both outer and inner beauty “.

The  award of honour  was part of  the  Church’s Women Day celebration.

In her remarks  after receiving  the  award, Wife of  the Rivers State Governor, Justice Suzzette Eberechi Nyesom-Wike urged men to work towards  gender parity as that is the only way the society  will  grow  faster.

According  to  her, gender  inequality  would end the very day men resolve to do away with  it. She noted that  the marginalization  of women  is not in the  best interest  of  societal  development. 

She called on  men to always  show love to their wives as that is a sure way to pass on worthy family  values to the  next generation. 

“I also appeal to  husbands  to love their wives as this will translate to submission  on the part of the  wives. As for wives, they must avoid materialism .

“I am happy  that  I accepted this invitation.  It is not often that women  offer this kind  of  recognition and  I don’t take it  lightly “.

In his homily, Very Reverend Mosignor Pius Kii  said men and  women  compliment  each  other, hence the  need for gender parity.