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Gov Eno Felicitates Wife At 57, Pledges Support For Pet Project, GIFA

Akwa Ibom State Governor, Pastor Umo Eno, has pledged his commitment to ensuring the optimum success of the Golden Initiative for All (GIFA), a pet project of his wife, Pastor (Mrs.) Patience Umo Eno.

Speaking at the event to mark the official launch of the pet project and her 57th birthday celebration at Ibom Hall, Uyo, Governor Eno poured encomium on the Akwa Ibom First Lady, lauding her consistent commitment to charitable causes in her local community and church, saying God has only granted her a bigger platform to be a blessing to the larger Akwa Ibom community.

He spoke of the initiative as incredible and a reflection of the wife’s unwavering commitment to the well-being of Akwa Ibom citizens, especially with thematic components intended to empower and support all members of the community.

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In his words, “I want to say that I am incredibly proud of your dedication and compassion. Your drive to make a difference shines through in every aspect of GIFA, and I am confident that this programme will leave a lasting impact on countless lives. You have been true to your name; you have been an incredible wife and mother, and I am sure all of us and our children are really proud of you.

“On this day that we celebrate your 57th birthday and the launch of your pet project, I can assure you by the love of God that I will walk side by side with you, support you, and do whatever I can to ensure that you fulfil this lifelong ambition of touching lives,” he added.

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In light of the harsh economic situation currently plaguing Nigerians, the governor appealed to everyone to take advantage of the rich soil the state is blessed with to support programmes that will produce food to sustain families.

He directed the Ministry of Agriculture to activate machineries towards attaining food sufficiency, in addition to the bulk-buying plan of the State government.

Performing the official unveiling of the GIFA emblem and launch of the pet project, Pastor (Mrs.) Patience Eno expressed gratitude to the Governor, whom she affirmed has been her greatest supporter in ensuring that the project, which was borne out of her compassionate yearning to address specific needs in families, came to fruition.

Explanating the thematic components of the GIFA project, the governor’s wife said the project will capture maternal and child health, improve the environment, provide healthcare for people living with disabilities, eliminate gender-based violence, empower women, fight against diseases, enhance literacy, and care for the elderly.

The First Lady thanked various organisations and individuals, particularly her fellow governors’ spouses, for helping her vision come to light.

The wife of the immediate past governor, Dr. Martha Udom Emmanuel, congratulated the incumbent First Lady on her birthday and for the courage to launch the pet project, which, she affirmed, was all encompassing to complement the effort of the governor and further provide support to families, especially those that may not easily be reached by the governor.

Wives of the Governor’s of Lagos and Ogun State, Dr. (Mrs) Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu and Mrs. Bamidele Abiodun, in their goodwill messages, congratulated Mrs. Eno for her giant strides in showing care to families in Akwa Ibom, especially the women and young people, while also commending Governor Umo Eno’s gesture in furthering the Renewed Hope Initiative of Nigeria’s First Lady, Senator Oluremi Tinubu.

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