Etinan Transition Chairman Distributes Wheelchair, Tricycle, Clutches, Business Grants To Persons With Disabilities

 

….Donates part of his monthly salary for their upkeep

 

 

 

It was an emotion-laden atmosphere for Persons With Disabilities, PWDs in Etinan local government area as the council chairman, Hon. Uko Umoh treated them to Easter fiesta, while giving out wheelchairs, armpit clutches, white cane, POS machines and business grants to them.

The chairman, while addressing a cross section of PWDs on Tuesday April 2 at the council secretariat, harped on love, unity and understanding.

Hon. Uko Umoh assured PWDs of continued assistance and promised to lend part of his monthly salary for their upkeep.

“I am here by the grace of God. Whatever benefit you are receiving today is not from me.

 

“Etinan local government is owned by all, we are only here to implement and assist all of you.

“Let me advise you to always heed to government directives. Today those whose names are in the social registers will benefit from the flag off of Bulk Purchase Programme.

“You must understand we all love you and we will be there for you at all times.” Uko Umoh said.

Earlier in his remark, the Personal Assistant to Governor on Disability ,Comrade Ubong Ikpe commended the chairman for such gesture.

 

 

He revealed that for 15 years since he had accident, there had never been any assistance for Persons with Disabilities from the council and noted that the people are happy with the chairman.

Also speaking, the Vice Chairman of the council, Hon. Imaobong Michael, described Hon. Uko Umoh as a man with child-like heart.

She hailed the chairman for the assistance and described herself as the most fortunate Vice Chairman in the state to work with a man which she said has a heart of gold.

“I am the most fortunate Vice Chairman in Akwa Ibom State because God has given me a man with a heart of gold. My chairman has a child-like heart and we work here as family.

“My chairman is doing this not because he has so much but because he has a heart of gold.” The Vice Chairman said.

The highpoint of the meeting was presentation of Merit Award to Chairman for his unprecedented supports to PWDs in Etinan.

Reacting to the gesture, one of the beneficiaries who received wheelchair, said for 44 years since he was born, he has never been given a wheelchair.

 

He applauded the chairman and prayed God to reward him abundantly.

Below are names of beneficiaries;
Mr. Emmanuel-Northern Iman; Imaobong Udo-Southern Iman; Kenneth Effiong-Northern Iman; Miss Beauty Udosen-Southern Iman; Oscar Akpan-Southern Iman; Francis Ekpo-Northern Iman; Esther Samuel Inyang-Northern Iman; Innocent Etukudoh-Northern Iman; Hope Michael-Etinan Urban; Ifiok Etim Udo-Northern Iman; Ime Johnson Udofia-Northern Iman; Louis Usen-Urban and Mary David Inyang.

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