ONNA WOMEN’S DAY CELEBRATION 2018
It was a display of beauty, glamour, color, energy and excitement as women from the 42 villages in Onna L.G.A and their guests turned out en masse in gorgeous garbs to celebrate this year’s Onna women’s day in grand style.
After a spirit lifting welcome song by the women, the tone of the event was set by the speech of Mrs. Ime Ephriam Inyang-Eyen, the Chairperson the event’s planning committee. Presentations by children was also part of the curtain raiser. The chairman of Onna L.G.A. Rt. Hon. Imo Atat applauded the women of Onna for the massive turn out and also expressed his gratitude to God who has made the day possible.
It was a beautiful sight to behold the First Lady of Akwa Ibom State, Deaconess Martha Udom Emmanuel display elegant dance steps in company of other Women and guest as Sir Wilker Jackson performed to the delight of the august crowd. This year’s Onna Women’s day celebration theme, “Empowering Women for Sustainable Development”, was the subject of a lecture by the guest speaker Dr. (Mrs.) Akon Eyakenyi. She asserted that “when you empowered a woman, you have empowered the society as she delivers unpaid services to her home and the society as well”.
The peak of the event was the match pass parade by women from all the 42 villages in Onna L.G.A. which was followed by goodwill messages and cultural dance display. The special guest at the occasion, Her Excellency, Deaconess Martha Udom Emmanuel, the wife of Akwa Ibom State Governor has this to say in her speech. The event also witnessed vocational empowerment and donation in support for the women to practice their various skills and trade, by Her Excellency.