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Akwa Ibom Government Launch Free Food voucher, Donates 1.5b to Traders

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Akwa Ibom State Governor, Pastor Umo Eno, has launched the Free Food Voucher Programme for the vulnerable and the neediest at the popular Itam Market, located in Itu Local Government Area.

Governor Eno, spoke of his government’s bottom-up approach, where the poor and the vulnerable would be assisted to arise and shine.

The Governor also promised to construct a car park, provide solar panel light, modern toilet facilities, all of which were the prayers of the leadership of the Itam market.

The governor directed the Transition Chairmen of the remaining 29 Councils (Itu and Uyo Local Government Councils, having been covered by today’s launch) to ensure they launch the free voucher food program by next Tuesday to boost their various businesses.

The Governor, at the launch of this programme on Tuesday, was hailed as a leader with compassion, and the joy and happiness on the part of the recipients was palpable.

They prayed for the governor and promised to stand by him, support him and continue to pray for the success of his administration.

The highlight of the day’s event, was the announcement by the Governor of a 1.5 billion interest free -loans to Akwa Ibom traders to be managed by the Ibom Fadama Micro Finance Bank.

Akwa Ibom Government House Correspondent, Emmanuel Silas reports that the key responsibility of the agency, is to provide free staple food items such as Garri, rice and beans to the most vulnerable through the social register.

The free food voucher for the vulnerable, is a key element of the bulk agency bill that was signed to law a week ago, and the board, equally inaugurated by the governor, last week.

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