Rivers State Ministry of Women Affairs

Rivers State Ministry of Women Affairs
Ministry overview
JurisdictionGovernment of Rivers State
Headquarters4 Eastern By-Pass, Marine Base
Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria
4°48′16.65″N 7°0′57.05″E / 4.8046250°N 7.0158472°E / 4.8046250; 7.0158472Coordinates: 4°48′16.65″N 7°0′57.05″E / 4.8046250°N 7.0158472°E / 4.8046250; 7.0158472
Ministry executives
  • Ukel Oyaghiri, Commissioner
  • Atosemi Eson Teetito, Permanent Secretary

The Rivers State Ministry of Women Affairs is the civil service department of Rivers State charged with advising the government on policies and programs involving women and gender equality. The ministry was formed in 1997 and took over the functions of the former Rivers State Commission for Women. Its current headquarters is at Marine Base, Port Harcourt.

As of 2016, the Commissioner in charge of the ministry is Ukel Oyaghiri while the Permanent Secretary is Atosemi Teetito.


  1. Formulation of policies that promotes gender equality and empowering women
  2. To formulate programmes that will develop the potentials of women and girls
  3. To identify problems militating against women and girls
  4. To collaborate with government agencies to address societal issues that militates against the advancement of women
  5. To provide career guidance and counselling
  6. To provide mass literacy involving informal and functional literacy

List of commissioners

The following is a list of commissioners of the Rivers State Ministry of Women Affairs.

  • Mediline Ingowari Tador (1997–1999)
  • Gloria Fiofori (1999–2003)
  • Ibitoru Linda Ofili (2003–2007)
  • Nancy Nwankwo (2007)
  • Manuela George-Izunwa (2007–2011)
  • Joeba West (2011–2015)
  • Ukel Oyaghiri (2015–)

See also

External links

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