In pursuit of the aims and objectives of the Women In Environmental Justice Network (WEJN) to engage with regulatory agencies to speak out for justice on issues of environmental degradation and poverty plaguing the Niger Delta region due to oil exploration, CEHRD lead the group on an Advocacy visit to National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA). The visit comprised of representatives from both the Rivers and Bayelsa States Chapter of the group.
The Zonal director acknowledged the importance of women and their roles on issues of environment, he said that women should advocate for good community leadership who will be transparent and honest to follow due processes of JIV during oil spills by selecting a sound technical person with a background in geology. He promised that training of women and sensitizing them is his priority because as mothers they will be able to advise their children on the dangers and effect of spills and also the risks involved in oil theft.
The zonal director recognised WEJN as stakeholders and also a platform to work with.