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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 - SOCIAL WELFARE

SOCIAL WELFARE

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SOCIAL WELFARE

 The Government has done a lot in this Aspect. Some of the projects  include,

  • Care for more than 700 orphans and underprivileged children in the ve state-funded homes. The homes are: Special Children's Home, Uyo; Divine Children's Home, Uyo; Correctional Centre, Uyo; Shelter Afrique Transit Camp, Uyo and Government Children's Home, Ikot Ekpene. Some of the children are now studying in institutions of higher learning. 
  • Empowerment of 635 women across the state with cash (grants) to start-up small businesses
  • Free surgical care at Ikot Ekpene and Ibesikpo L.G.A's 
  • Empowerment of women NGOs with N2bn interest free loan 
  • Cultivation of over 100 hectares of improved cassava stems and corn seeds in Okobo L.G.A by FEYReP
  • Training of visually-impaired persons in different skills at the Nigerian Farm Craft Centre, Lagos, who were subsequently empowered to start up their own personal businesses.  Sponsorship of 155 widows to Israel on pilgrimage.
  • Provision of over 200 wheel chairs and special writing desks for physically challenged persons in tertiary institutions and secondary schools. 
  • Over 4,000 persons with disabilities, across the state were also empowered. 
  • Support to over 300 multiple birth parents, who were provided with care and nancial support.
  •  White canes donated to 350 visually impaired persons   
  • Sensitization campaign against child abuse, child trafcking, child abandonment, child exploitation and baby factory. 
  •  Family tracing and reintegration of street and abandoned children   
  • Training and empowerment of 100 deaf women with ICT equipment 
  •  Evacuation, rehabilitation & reintegration of over 280 street lunatics   
  • Renovation and furnishing of ve government  homes and Women Development Centre