*** Splashes N300.000 to over 50 Constituents
The member representing Abak / Etim Ekpo / Ika. Federal Constituency, Hon Aniekan Umanah has commenced the disbursements of a N150 Million Naira Agricultural Development and Empowerment Programme where over 50 beneficiaries drawn from the 31 wards of the federal constituency received sums ranging from N200,000 to a total of N300,000 each from the Aniekan Umanah Foundation in the first tranche of the programme.
At the empowerment programme held earlier today in his country home in Abak, the Federal Lawmaker said it was in line with his campaign promise of Massive Empowerment to his constituents in fulfilment of his zest to grow the peoples capacity in agriculture and other area of business. He added that the gesture will be a continuous programme until the Federal constituency attains socioeconomic leap to lead the projected revolution in agriculture.
The secretary of the foundation, Hon. Eseme Essien who reflected on the economic hardship dealt the world by the ravaging COVID 19 pandemic, said the need to diversify to agriculture is what fuelled Aniekan Umanah foundation’s decision to roll out the scheme, which he noted is in support of Governor Udom Emmanuel’s economic post COVID-19 reconstruction plan.
The wife of the federal lawmaker, Dcns. Maureen Aniekan Umanah during her vote of thanks, urged beneficiaries to key into all agricultural business opportunities and utilize the fund appropriately for the achievement of desire result.
Present during the empowerment were various stakeholders of the federal constituency including the former Chairman of Etim Ekpo LGA, Rt. Hon. Uduot Jack, Barr. Utibe Nwoko, Barr. Mbet Akpongette, Apostle Noah, Mrs. Useneno Tom and many others.