....commends Gov. Umo Eno's efforts to better the lives of Akwa Ibomites

In line with His Excellency, Pastor Umo Eno's directive to Chairmen of local government areas in the state to flag off the ARISE Food Security Program in their respective LGAs, the Transition Committee Chairman of Ini LGA, Hon. Inibehe Umah, yesterday, April 2, in company of other leaders and stakeholders of INI LGA to performed the official flag-off of the program which heralded the commencement of the distribution of free food to vulnerable households in the state to ameliorate the sufferings of the people.

Setting the tone, the TC Chairman said that the flag-off was a directive of the Governor as a follow up to the state flag-off the Governor performed last week at Itam Market.

He thanked His Excellency, Pastor Umo Eno for feeling the sufferings of the people in this tough period in our country. He also commended the Governor for the revitalization of agriculture in the state by ensuring people return to farms to enhance food security and sufficiency.

He further stressed that INI LGA is known and recognized as the food basket of our state and thank the Governor for giving INI the Commissioner for Agriculture to complement the status of the LGA as the food basket of Akwa Ibom State.

He noted that the Governor has done credibly well by initiating the social register for the citizens to enable the government have a database to cater for the people.

Commending the Honourable Commissioner for Agriculture, Dr. Offiong Offor, Hon. Umah said that her tireless efforts in the Ministry of Agriculture to interpret the vision of the Governor is highly appreciated by INI people.

In her remarks, the Commissioner for Agriculture, Dr. Offiong Offor took time to explain how the program works. She said that beneficiaries would be able to get the free food by presenting the food vouchers to the agents/vendors, emphasizing that the vouchers serve as purchasing powers that will enable them to get food without paying for it.

She added that the social register shall be reopened for new registration of people that were not captured. 

Highpoint of the event was the flag-off of the program, which involved issuance of food vouchers and distribution of food items like Garri, rice and beans to the vulnerable.

Those in attendance were: member representing Ini State Constituency, Hon. Lawrence Udoide, Honourable Commissioner for Agriculture, Dr. Offiong Offor, Honourary Special Adviser to the Governor on Special Projects, Rt. Hon. Emmanuel Bassey, Vice Chairman, Ini Transition Committee, Hon. Innocent Udom, Secretary, Ini Transition Committee, Elder Akaninyene Ekpenyong, Former member representing Ikono/Ini Federal Constituency, Prof. Ini Udoka, Former Chairmen of the Council including Rt. Hon. Emmanuel Ebe and Rt. Hon. Dr. Etetim Anwatim.

Others were, PDP Chapter Chairman of Ini, Mr. Emmanuel Uma, State Officer of the Party, Mr. Saviour Inyang, Hon. Isaac Moses, Barr. Essien Essien, Special Assistant to the Governor on Youth Mobilization, Ikono/Ini Federal Constituency, Mr. Charles Udofia, Transition Committee members, Ward PAs to the Governor, Elders, women and youths. 

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Office of the TC Chairman 

Ini LGA 



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