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Pastor Umo Eno Declares Work-Free, Farming Days in Akwa Ibom

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Akwa Ibom State Governor, Pastor Umo Eno has declared every First and Third Friday of the Month as Work-free days to enable workers to effectively engage in farming activities.

Pastor Eno, who made the declaration at the 2024 May Day Celebration held at the Uyo Township Stadium, Uyo, said the measure was part of efforts to actualize the food security and sufficiency aspirations of the Arise Agenda.

The Governor noted that since the assumption of office, the government has made efforts to prioritize the welfare of workers, adding that his administration will continue to take care of workers’ welfare while appreciating the Organized Labour for the good working relationship.

The State Chairperson of the Nigerian Labour Congress, Comrade Sunny James, and his Trade Union Congress counterpart, Comrade Dominic Abang, appreciated Governor Umo Eno for fulfilling his campaign promises.

Meanwhile, the State Government has approved the disbursement of a Four Hundred Million Naira (N400,000,000) Grant to Eight Hundred Entrepreneurship Acceleration Programme trainees in the State.

Akwa Ibom State Commissioner for Information, Comrade Ini Ememobong stated this while briefing Government House Correspondent at the end of the State Executive Council’s Review Retreat in Ikot Ekpene.

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