A’Ibom Governor’s Wife Meets With WALGON
…harps on synergy at the grassroots.
Wives of Local Government Chairmen in Akwa Ibom State under the aegis of WALGON have been urged to synergize with all female stakeholders in their respective areas to initiate profitable programs that will enhance speedy development at the grassroots.
The wife of Governor, Her Excellency, Dr. Mrs. Martha Udom Emmanuel , gave the charge on Wednesday, when she played host to the group led by its President, Mrs. Maria-Therese Iniobong Robson in her office at Government House, Uyo.
The First Lady, who invited the local government first ladies for familiarization, charged them against abusing their roles as partners in progress at the grassroots; adding that they should complement their husbands’ efforts in the delivery of quality leadership in their domains.
Dr. Emmanuel, who pointed out that the local government administration remains the closest to the people, advised the women to engage more with all stakeholders to deliver good services to women and youths who are their primary targets.
“As wives of Chairmen, your husbands’ occupy very sensitive and demanding office at the grassroots. You have a role to play in ensuring that they succeed in delivering quality service to the people” she stressed.
She noted that despite the paucity of funds occasioned by the debilitating economy in the country, it was necessary for them to initiate programs that will have impact on the people positively, saying true leaders emerge during hard and trying times.
Responding, the leader of the group, Mrs. Maria-Therese Robson who is the wife of Esit Eket local government chairman, appreciated the governor’s wife for her motherly advice, stating that despite her tight schedule, she considered it pertinent to meet and interact with them.
She described the governor’s wife as God’s gift to the women and Akwa Ibom people, saying they would not disappoint her.
She thanked Dr. Emmanuel for the giants’ strides recorded by her pet project, especially in stemming the ugly tide of gender based violence, promising that as a group, they will key into the vision of FEYReP to touch lives in their respective areas.
At the meeting were the Deputy Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Felicia Bassey, the Hon. Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Welfare, Dr. Ini Adiakpan, Coordinator of FEYReP, Mrs. Ime Ephraim Inyang and the SA Women Affairs to the Governor, Rev Rose Wills.
19th May, 2021