Oil company donates sanitary pads to schoolgirls in Akwa Ibom

24/06/2022 12:50:00 PM

Oil company donates sanitary pads to schoolgirls in Akwa Ibom

Akwa Ibom State

Oil company donates sanitary pads to schoolgirls in Akwa Ibom

Oriental Energy Resources Limited, an Oil and Gas exploration and production company, has donated over 1,000 bags of sanitary pads to girls in two secondary schools in Akwa Ibom State in its drive to tackle 'period poverty' in the state as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility.

“It is pertinent to note here that the SDG 3 focuses on ensuring healthy lives and promoting well-being for everyone at all ages.“Unfortunately, it is evident that if women and girls lack access to affordable, hygienic menstrual products, they often use old rags, cloths or other unhygienic materials. This can lead to reproductive tract infections and other health conditions”, he said.

He listed core areas of the company’s social investment interventions to include community health, education and human capital development, enterprise development and support as well as capacity building for sustainable development.According to him, the company has intervened in community health in Mbo Local Government where it held a medical outreach in November 2021 and has granted University scholarships to over 250 undergraduates from various local government areas of the state, among others.

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“Unfortunately, it is evident that if women and girls lack access to affordable, hygienic menstrual products, they often use old rags, cloths or other unhygienic materials. This can lead to reproductive tract infections and other health conditions”, he said. The statement added that the Leader of Course 8 Study Tour, Air Commodore A. He listed core areas of the company’s social investment interventions to include community health, education and human capital development, enterprise development and support as well as capacity building for sustainable development. He maintained that the May 18 Abuja High Court order on ad hoc delegates with status quo ante bellum subsists and automatically left the party with no ad hoc delegates to conduct governorship primaries for the party, hence his decision to use the statutory delegates. According to him, the company has intervened in community health in Mbo Local Government where it held a medical outreach in November 2021 and has granted University scholarships to over 250 undergraduates from various local government areas of the state, among others. Kehinde, who announced this during a courtesy call on Governor Udom Emmanuel, who was represented by his deputy, Mr Ekpo, said they were in the state to gather data from relevant state agencies with a view to identifying challenges and prospects applicable to the state. Also speaking, the Director of Aniedi Etim Foundation, Miss Aniedi Etim, said period poverty was a global issue that needed to addressed.” Also, Mr Akaniyene Tommey, the Chairman of Eket Local Government Area, who condemned the act revealed that the illegal business had been going on for the past five years in the remote area of Okon Eket even as he urged the public to give useful information that would lead to the arrest of the culprits.

According to her, period poverty has kept many teenage girls out of schools, not only in Nigeria, but in Africa and the world in general. According to the statement the team is made up of 32 participants comprising the Directing Staff, Faculty Officers, Senior Military Officers and Research Fellow. “I am waiting for July 15 for the people to understand that I am the rightful candidate for the Peoples Democratic Party in Akwa Ibom State. She said, “Before I get to say why we are here gathered this morning, I will like to first mention that I never knew that what my friends and I experienced back then in secondary school as teenage girls was called period poverty, not until some years later. “So, my friends and I used to skip school during menstruation most of the time because we couldn’t afford menstrual products, and because we were afraid of getting stained and teased by boys and girls at school. He added that given the investment by his administration in the areas of infrastructural development and industrialization, it had become imperative to work towards ensuring the security of these investments in order to sustain the legacy of peace in the state. So, we would rather stay home during menstruation because the discomfort that comes with having to make use of unhygienic materials during menstruation is indiscribable. “I don’t know him, they are using him to blackmail me, he is not part of the exercise, go and ask all the statutory delegates that participated to get a clearer picture.” Tags: Akwa Ibom State Kindly share this story: All rights reserved. “Efforts are currently being intensified to build workable alliances with security agencies in the country.

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