Annkio Briggs Bags Niger Delta Woman Of The Year Award
Human and environmental rights activists, Mrs. Annkio Briggs has won Niger Delta Woman of the Year Award bestowed on her by the Editorial Board, Management and Staff of Gbaramatu Voice Newspaper.
The award is in recognition of her selfless and fearless outspokenness and services to the Niger Delta region.
Mrs. Briggs has been in the forefront of advancing and defending the interests of the Niger Deltans, as well as warning against the consequences of injustices against her people.
She had held conferences, seminars, campaigns, and rallies fighting and defending the people’s and the region’s interests.
Speaking after receiving the award, Briggs said:
“I thank The Editorial Board, Management & Staff of GbaramatuVoice Newspaper for the Award, “NIGER DELTA WOMAN OF THE YEAR AWARD 2017/2018“.
”I am humbled, and will work harder for my people and region selflessly, fearlessly and truthfully always.
“There is No Greater and Sweeter honor and recognition than when your people say “We See, We Like and We Acknowledge”.
“My God Daughters of Ijaw Women Connect and Dragon Daughters were with me as represented by the National President, National Secretary and the Host ChairWoman.
”My Dragon Sons of the Niger Delta Self Determination Movement were represented by Rivers, Bayelsa, Delta and Akwa Ibom states Chairmen.
“I am indeed very grateful for the love, respect and encouragement.
“All who have sent loving and caring wishes thank you, and thank you, God bless you.
“Finally, but not the least, l share this Award with all Niger Delta Women who daily under unbelievable stress, protect, love and believe for a better today and tomorrow for their children and grandchildren.
“God bless you all, keep you very safe in the Niger Delta of our dreams of liberty, equity and justice.”
Annkio Briggs is the converter of the Niger Delta Self-Determination Movement (NDSDM) And one of the founding member of the Ijaw group — IRA.
Recently, she was very vocal when some police officers invaded the Abuja home of elder statesman, Chief Edwin Clark, reportedly in search of weapons.