First Lady, Akwa Ibom State launches Pet Project

The first lady of Akwa Ibom state, Martha Udom Emmanuel has launched her pet project, Family Empowerment and Youth Reorientation Programme- FEYREP to empower families and restore values in youths of the state, as well as ensure a state with successful families and responsible youths.

FEYREP has five pillars, including the creation of a platform to showcase successful families, empower women to provide economic and emotional support to their families, advocate for the prevention of teenage pregnancy and education of the girl-child, create a platform for promoting moral values and economic excellence in youths, as well as support government effort towards  sustainable development.

The 1st lady Martha Emmanuel, in her address expressed dissatisfaction in the increasing trend of adolescent pregnancy, most cases of which result from rape and other forms of gender-based violence, and pledged the organisation’s readiness to stem the tide.

CUE IN…………………………………MARTHA UDOM

While expressing delight at the success of the project, governor Udom Emmanuel thanked the women for supporting the vision behind the initiative, saying such a project could not have come at a better time and charged all Akwa Ibom people to rise to the faith of greatness.


Correspondent Okodi Okodi reports that members of the state executive council, the legislators at both the state and federal level, most of whom were represented by their wives, women groups, wife of the immediate past governor of the state, Ekaette Unoma Akpabio and cooperate organisations were present at the event, while others promised to partner FEYREP in its goals.

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