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Women group commends Buhari on appointment of first female PPMC MD

Women group commends Buhari on appointment of first female PPMC MD

An advocacy group, ‎ Children and Women’s Rights Network (CHRINET), has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for appointing the first female Managing Director of the Pipelines and Products Marketing Company (PPMC)‎.

The commendation is contained in a communiqué issued to newsmen on Thursday in Abuja at the end of a two-day meeting of the group.

The communiqué described the appointment of Mrs Esther Nnamdi-Ogbue as `well deserved.’

It noted that women were still under-represented in the Buhari-led administration and stressed the need for it to consider more qualified women for appointment into strategic offices.

The communiqué said that CHRINET was committed to fostering the Federal Government’s change agenda in its respective communities and organisations.

“The integrity and transparency being employed in the effort to reposition PPMC provides a stellar example of what capable and empowered women can do in leadership positions,’’ it said.

The group appealed to the media to improve on its coverage of women activities.

“Through deliberate and inadvertent means, the mass media, culture, religion, economic and political forces seem to mount perpetual conspiracy to hold back women in the society.

It said that women should be given appointments on merit, adding that there were qualified women in every field of endeavour in Nigeria.

“Women should not just be appointed for appointment sake.

“We note that Nnamdi-Ogbue’s over 30 years competence in Petroleum Law in addition to her vast experience in NNPC’s top management and administrative business were considered before Buhari gave her the current assignment late last year,’’ the communiqué stated. (NAN)

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