No fewer than 11 youths and women this week got the true message of Christmas in Akwa Ibom State as they were rewarded with N100,000 each under the aegis of two charity organisations, Sisters of Udom Emmanuel (SUE) and Mandate Preservation Group (MPG).
It was the Christmas edition of the grassroots empowerment meeting of the two sister organisations that convoke to continue promoting the cause of supporting Governor Udom Emmanuel’s administration.
The two groups, in their usual ways, discussed ways of contributing towards the success of the present administration in Akwa Ibom State.
According to the Board of Trustees Chairman of Sisters of Udom Emmanuel, Mrs Aidy Thomas, the essence of the coming together of the groups is to bring the government closer to the people.
She said apart from the 11 winners, every other member of the groups would be given some gifts in the spirit of the season.
The BOT Chairman of MPG, Mr Ekerete Emmanuel, commended the people for their continuous support to the Governor, assuring that with the policy framework of the administration, more people will continue to benefit under the present dispensation.
He urged everyone to be patient and continue in their support, tasking those who have so far benefited from the administration to extend some measure of kindness to others.
One of the beneficiaries of the financial incentive narrated that on Monday he had to part with the last money he had to feed a less privileged nursing mother in his community, and that after giving her the N700, she prophesied that he will hit a fortune within the week. He expressed appreciating to God for visiting him.
While Mandate Preservation Group (MPG) is an initiative emanating from the will to consolidate the developmental strides of the Gov Udom Emmanuel-led administration for a greater and prosperous Akwa Ibom, Sisters of Udom Emmanuel is a charity organisation aimed at extending the Governor’s love to the people.
Also in attendance also were, Mr Emem Bob, BOT Member of MPG; some aides of the governor namely, Mr Joe Etukudo, Mr Sam Edoho, Engr Uwem Udoka; Mr Jack Essien, Mr Uwemedimoh Umanah, Mr Essien Ndueso; Mrs Patience Inimfon, the International President of SUE, Mrs Patience Robert, and Mr. Umo Emmanuel.
Others include the Transition Chairman Nsit Atai LGA, Hon Ekpeowo;, Mrs Eka Akpan-Akpan, Prince Akpan Ikim ; Secretary Oruk Anam LGA, Chapter Coordinators from all the Local Governments Areas and other dignitaries too numerous to mention.