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The administration of Governor Udom Emmanuel in Akwa Ibom State records unprecedented accomplishments across all sectors of the economy. Mr. Udom Emmanuel - Women Development and Social Development

Women Development and Social Development

Women Development and Social Development


  •  Training of 150 Civil Servants on computer application and networking
  •  Training of children between ages 5 – 18 on computer appreciation and networking.


With gender issues gaining momentum in the development plans of government as encapsulated in the Sustainable Development Goals, SDGs of the United Nations and domesticated in the Udom Emmanuel 5 – Point Agenda, government has continued to put in place policies and undertake programmes for the enhancement of the welfare of women, children and the vulnerable members of the society. Highlights of achievements of government in the sector include:

  •  Sensitization campaign against child abuse, child trafficking, child abandonment, child labour and baby factory in the ten (10) Federal Constituencies.
  • Financial empowerment for 400 widows in the 31 local government areas
  • Caring for over 500 orphans and vulnerable children in five designated Government Homes
  • Family tracing and re-integration of over 40 street children with their parents.
  •  Training of Court Assess.
  • Financial assistance to private psychiatric home
  •  Consultation meeting with non-indigenes to foster love, unity and peaceful co-existence
  • Hosted the 2015 International Women’s Day Celebration
  •   Hosted the 2015 International Widows’ Day Celebration
  •   Organized 2015 Widows’ Empowerment Scheme
  •     Carried out capacity building of newly elected members of the Children’s Parliament in AkwaIbom State
  •     Organized the 2015 Armed Forces Remembrance Day celebrations
  •     Celebrated the 2015 National Children’s Day and the Day of the African Child
  •     Carried outpublic awareness campaign and sensitization against child abuse, abandonment, trafficking, “baby factory” and implementation of Child’s Right Law in the 10 Federal constituencies in the State
  •     Undertook media enlightenment campaign on the child’s rights law
  •     Produced, printed and distributed IEC materials on the child’s right law as well as the abridged version of child’s rights law in English
  •     Rehabilitation and reintegration of street children and children in the Homes, about 60 Children benefited.
  •     Implemented Juvenile Justice Administration, which led to the trial and prosecution of Child’s Rights offenders
  •     Rehabilitation and Integration of children and equipping of hostels/dormitories for children’s homes in AkwaIbom State
  •     Quarterly enlightenment/ sensitization and support programme for women with multiple birth in AkwaIbom State.
  •     Renovation, furnishing and equipping of divine Children’s home and correctional centre
  •     Public Awareness campaign against child abuse and implementation of the Child’s right law in the 31 LGA of the state.
  •     Child legal protection activities
  •     Celebration of World White Cane/ National Braille day of the blind.More than 350 visually/partially impaired benefited, visually impaired undergraduates were provided with      braille machines and Laptops with Jaws
  •     Provision of over 50 wheel Chairs and special writing desks to physically challenged persons in the tertiary Institutions and financial assistance to 50 members of            Association of Persons Living with Disability.
  •     Evacuation, treatment and rehabilitation and integration of lunatics off the State Capital
  •     Sponsorship to China of Thompson Aniedi studies
  •     Hosting of women’s Leadership Retreat, focus was on training Women to meet with National and Global leadership Standards.
  •     Sensitization on the debilitating effects of diseases such as cancer, Hiv/Aids on Women
  •     Sponsorship of the Children’s summit organized by the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) Channel 12 Uyo
  •     Financial support to 62 (Sixty-two) Women Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in the State
  •     Sponsorship of Members of the Nigerian Legion Akwa Ibom State branch for Verification exercise of Military Pensioners by the Federal Ministry of Defence
  • Establishment of Children’s Parliament in the 31 Local Government Areas of the State
  •     National/International day celebration of person with disabilities in AkwaIbom State
  •     Emergency response, welfare and rescue of Women and Children from abuse
  •     Monthly Subvention to assist the less privileged
  •     Organized Christmas party for children in the Government homes.
  •     Hosting of Women Forum in Akwa Ibom State.
  •     Enlightenment/Sensitization and quarterly support programme for Women with multiple Birth in AkwaIbom State.
  •     Resettlement/Assistance to graduating trainees of the Nigeria Farm Craft centre for the blind
  •     Sponsorship of the Participation of AkwaIbom State delegation in the Nigerian Power Women conference in Abuja
  •     Training of members of the Children’s Parliament in the 31st local government Area of the State
  •     Collaborated with NEIMETH International Pharmaceutical PLC for the de-worming exercise of Children in the State.
  •     Celebrated the 2016 International Women’s Day, seminar for young girls on career Counseling and screening of Women of Breast and Cervical Cancer
  •     Empowerment of Nigerian Legion Widows in the State.