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Akwa Ibom gov’s wife celebrates seven years of FEYReP, lists achievements

By Guardian Nigeria
23 September 2022   |   7:08 am
Wife of Akwa Ibom State Governor, Martha Emmanuel, has said her Non-Governmental Organisation(NGO), Family Empowerment and Youth Re-orientation Path-Initiative (FEYReP) has impacted many persons across the 31 councils of the state.

Wife of Akwa Ibom State Governor, Martha Emmanuel, has said her Non-Governmental Organisation(NGO), Family Empowerment and Youth Re-orientation Path-Initiative (FEYReP) has impacted many persons across the 31 councils of the state.

Mrs Emmanuel, while addressing guests on the seventh anniversary of FEYReP in Uyo, said she has devoted the past seven years to serving humanity, and the event avails her the opportunity to give an account of the many accomplishments of her NGO in the past seven years.

She enumerated the achievements to include Education and Child Rights Acts, ‘Girls Uphold Your Dignity’, Bright Future for Responsible Boys’, The Shelter of Hope, ‘Follow Your Star’,‘Pregnacare’, fight against gender-based violence, and other various medical interventions.

She said: “We have carefully tailored our works around the 16 Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations, which are well captured in our “Girls Uphold Your Dignity Campaign, through which we took enlightenment messages on HIV and AIDS, VVF, teenage pregnancy, rape, and the rights of the girl child to secondary schools across the state; “Bright Future for Responsible Boys,” an advocacy that gave birth to a programme tagged “Bright Future for Responsible Boys”.

“Noticing that the boy child appears neglected, left dangling on the cliff of social ruins, consumed by drug abuse/ addiction, cultism, rape, promiscuity, and other vices, FEYReP stemmed the tide by educating the boys on sexual orientation and the need for financial independence. The innovative approach has rescued our young boys from the clutches of abandonment and neglect.

Other programmes, according to her, include Fight Against Gender-Based Violence,

Shelter for Hope Project, and Martha Pregnacare Project, which she described as an outreach programme geared towards reducing infant morbidity and maternal mortality in the state where over 7000 expectant mothers across the 31 councils have received free Medical care, cash, as well as delivery kits.

Mrs Emmanuel also listed free surgical intervention, eye restoration scheme, deworming exercise, educational intervention, presentation of grants and scholarships to students in tertiary institutions, back to school for students, and entrepreneurial support for women empowerment, as some of her major achievements in the last seven years.

She thanked her husband, Udom Emmanuel, whom she described as her pillar of support, donor agencies, and members of her team for standing by her to drive her vision.

The governor, in his address, applauded his wife, Martha, for standing in the gap for the less privileged and expressed satisfaction with the impact she has made in the past seven years.