In appreciation of his accomplishments in entrepreneurship since assumption of office, youths of the Dakkada Multi-Purpose Co-operative Societies in A/Ibom, have vowed to mobilize a total of 500, 000 votes for Governor Emmanuel re-election, in 2019.
Project Supervisor, of the societies Mr. Ime Uwah revealed this, yesterday, at a New Year Get-together of the body tagged, “The Beginning of a Successful Year”, held in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State Capital.
Uwah who doubles as the Special Assistant to the Governor on Marketing and Brand Management, said the youths of Dakkada Co-operative Societies were proud to identify with the industrialization strides of the State Chief Executive, and pointed out that Mobilization of votes will be done with support from the Directorate of Marketing and Brand Management.
“With the support of the Directorate of Marketing and Brand Management, we are using this platform to mobilize 500,000 votes for His Excellency, come 2019.
Speaking further, Uwah showered encomiums on Governor Emmanuel for working tirelessly to actualize the core mandates of his administration, saying by leveraging on the vast potentials in the agricultural sector, the Governor is committed to eliminating hunger in the state.
He announced that members of the Co-operative have been trained in areas such as Co-operative management, basic accounting skills, palm oil development and maize seedling cultivation, and thanked members for their cooperation and unity, in 2017.
Uwah who also cited the disbursement loans, distribution of over one ton of improved specie of yellow maize and access to agricultural inputs, as some achievements of the Co-operative, described the body, as a fulfilment of the Governor’s poverty alleviation programme, and sued for more support for the Governor’s reelection plan, to enable him record more giant strides.
Also speaking at the event, the Commissioner for Housing and Special Duties, Mr Akan Okon, lauded Governor Emmanuel’s foresight at establishing the Dakkada Co-operative Society, pointing out, it has helped boost agricultural and business activities in the State, especially, among youths.
While thanking members of the Co-operative for embracing the programme, the Commissioner expressed happiness at the Co-operative’s growth level, hinting that rather than beg for a living, members of the Co-operative were earning meaningful living through agriculture.
“Our people do not beg for a living, but do things to earn a living, it all started as a joke when the Coordinator of this programme came up with this idea. When we sat down to discuss, we saw that it is a thing that is good for Akwa Ibom Children that requires a push.
“The governor has not performed below expectations, today, I am amazed at the growth of the Dakkada Multi-Purpose Co-operative Association and I am proud to associate with you”, he stated.
Okon who urged members of the co-operative societies to remain hardworking and united, described the New Year Get-together as a show of appreciation to the Governor’s entrepreneurial drive and prayed for more blessings on them.
He advised members to access micro credit schemes provided by the State Government, saying Governor Udom Emmanuel will never relent efforts at ensuring that youths in the State are taken off the streets and given a sustainable means of livelihood.
On his part, the commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr Charles Udoh, praised the Project Supervisor, Dakkada Multi-Purpose Co-operative Association, Ime Uwah, for his ability to interpret the Governor’s dream for young entrepreneurs in the State, adding the Governor has reduced youth restiveness in the State through Co-operative Societies.
While thanking the organizers of the event, the State Information Boss said Akwa Ibom is blessed to have a visionary leader as Governor, noting through the Dakkada Philosophy, Governor Emmanuel has successfully re-written the stories of Akwa Ibom youths for good.