Abuja – The Akwa Ibom State Government has
alleged a media campaign against the state's First Lady, Martha Udom Emmanuel.
The State Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Welfare, Dr Glory
Edet, described a newspaper report purporting that welfare packages for Akwa
Ibom women under the Emmanuel were in decline as false, baseless and
The report published in a state based tabloid alleged
that the Women Affairs Commissioner told a group of women under the aegis of
Ini Women League that the First Lady is yet to articulate a robust policy for
Akwa Ibom women.
Edet said such a
meeting was never held and wondered why blackmail should be taken to such
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She frowned at the alleged false report and described it as a figment of the imagination
of the publisher.
The Commissioner charged journalists not to allow
themselves to be used by so-called
detractors and politicians to blackmail and smear others.
She assured that the First Lady had been compassionate
and had a robust programme for women and
children in the state.
The Commissioner hinted that the First Lady would soon
launch her Pet programme for Akwa Ibom families.
She thus solicited for co-operation of well meaning Akwa
Ibom women for the plans of the governor’s wife. - CAJ News
- CAJ News