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Increasing Rate of Parental Neglect Worries Governor Emmanuel

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Governor Udom Emmanuel has expressed worry over the increasing rate of parental neglect, its negative effect on children, and the resultant surge in social vices.

He has therefore proposed responsible parenting as a sure way of molding responsible children for a better society and greater development in the state.

The governor made the proposition at a ceremony held at the Ibom Hall grounds, Uyo to mark the Seventh Anniversary celebration of the Family Empowerment and Youth Re-Orientation Path-Initiative, FEYReP, the pet project of his wife and the State’s first lady, Dr. Martha Udom Emmanuel.

The Governor extolled the giant strides of the Akwa Ibom State First Lady’s  in touching indigent lives and families, describing it as complementary to the visions and programmes of his administration

He acknowledged that the First Lady could not have accomplished such a great feat all by herself and thanked the entire structure of FEYReP, development partners, individuals, and corporate bodies for their support, expressing the belief that such acts imply lending to God who would reward them bountifully.

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Governor Emmanuel frowned on the high rate of rape cases, incest, defilement of infants, and related vices, stressing that the fight against the menace should not be left to women alone but should be a collective responsibility of all individuals, including the church for a safer society, restating his commitment towards ensuring that no culprit of Gender Based Violence, goes unpunished.

In her address, the First Lady and progenitor of FEYReP, Dr. Mrs. Martha Udom Emmanuel, said the seventh anniversary of FEYReP marked the fulfillment of her lifelong dream of adding value to the lives of others.

The First Lady expressed appreciation to God for the inspiration and thanked her husband, the governor, for the support to translate her dreams into reality.

The seventh anniversary of FEYREP featured the presentation of financial packages to 238 rural women as grants to support their businesses as well as sets of equipment to 600 female youths who underwent training on fashion design and hairdressing.





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