Equity over Equality: Dr Janet Ekpenyong Listed Among 100 Leading Women Professionals in Nigeria

Cross River State Commissioner for Health, Dr Janet Ekpenyong and champion of girls and women empowerment, Dr Janet Ekpenyong has been recognized among prominent women and achievers in the country as one among 100 most influential women professionals in the country .

The young and enterprising highly rated under 40 medical doctor cum politician is one among 6 distinguished Cross Riverians who have advanced their relevance both in the private and public sector of their endeavours and contributed to the advancement of the girl child and women development both within and outside the state.

Dr Ekpenyong who is widely celebrated for her ingenuity and selfless disposition is regarded among the most effective and rising political icons in Cross River State who in the recent years have represented the state in various foral fostering progressiveness for women and the girl child.

Dr Ekpenyong in a move to encourage women participation in politics and leadership roles have enrolled women and girls in various skill acquisition programs in order to create a sense of self reliance and independence at all times.

A strong dominant and vibrant voice in the political cycle, Dr Janet Ekpenyong has single handedly delivered block votes in her local Eniong ward in respective elections including chairmanship, national assembly and presidential elections and remain a pivotal figure in the forthcoming gubernatorial elections.

In her days as Director General of the Cross River State Primary Healthcare Development Agency, Dr Janet Ekpenyong created a level playing ground by nominating more women for leadership roles encouraging their all round development.

Among those recognized are present and past leaders who have shown capacity in their areas of endeavors and have continued to create a niche for women to thrive and realize their potentials. See list below.

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