Ekere promises to domesticate FG’s social intervention programmes
The Gubernatorial Candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Akwa Ibom State, Obong Nsima Ekere has promised to copy and domesticate in the state all Federal Government social intervention programmes, if elected next year.
He made the promise during the flag off of the vocational skill training and empowerment programme for women and youths organised by the National Directorate of Employment (NDE) in collaboration with the Future Assured Programme, the pet project of the Wife of the President, Mrs. Aisha Buhari, and the office of the representative of Akwa Ibom North-West Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Senator Godswill Akpabio, at his campaign grounds in Uyo at the weekend.
Ekere decried the lacklustre attitude to the social intervention programmes by the present State Government led by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
He said that the government had failed to tackle poverty and unemployment ravaging the state and maintain assets inherited from the last administration.
“That is why the people of Akwa Ibom State are unanimous that there must be change,” Ekere said.He commended Buhari, who was present at the occasion, on the achievements of her pet project, pointing out “you have showed by your project that you care for the people of Nigeria.”
Also speaking, Akpabio said he was supporting the President because of his integrity, love for the masses, fight against corruption and insecurity, improvement in power supply and a clear interest for the state.