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As part of his empowerment drive and celebration of the 2023 Yuletide with his people, the member representing Ukanafun/Oruk Anam Federal Constituency, Rep. Unyime Idem, has facilitated the employment of another set of six of his constituents into the National Broadcasting Commission, NBC.

NBC is a federal government agency responsible for regulating the broadcasting industry in Nigeria.

The beneficiaries are;

Utenge Edidiong Ntekpe

Edikan Saturday Michael

Nsikak Sunday Udo

Eyop Monday Mendie

Enomfon Sunday Etette, and

Ofong Ubon Oliver.

Handing them their letters of employment, Rep. Idem, who is the Chairman, House Committee on Public Procurement, reiterated his resolve to use his office and connection to facilitate employment for as many Akwa Ibomites as possible into Federal Ministries, Departments and Agencies, MDAs.

He charged them to be good ambassadors of the federal constituency and Akwa Ibom state, in their place of work.

According to the federal lawmaker, “it is my firm believe that in the next 10 to 15 years, we will have Akwa Ibomites as directors, permanent secretaries and others in top management positions in the federal MDAs. This way, we’ll be sure to drag federal presence, projects and programmes to Akwa Ibom state and lessen the burden on the state government.”

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“We will also be able to close the quota gap where only few Akwa Ibomites are in managerial positions in federal MDAs,” he added.

This brings to eleven the number of constituents Rep. Idem has facilitated federal government employment for, in the last 30 days.

Three of the beneficiaries are now staff of the Nigerian Television Authority, NTA, two are with the National Bureau of Statistics, NBS, while in the latest release, six have been gainfully employed into the National Broadcasting Commission, NBC.

Also, last week, the Ukanafun/Oruk Anam federal lawmaker fulfilled his campaign promise to empower 5000 persons in his constituency, by reaching out to the last batch of 2500.

The first batch of 1000 were empowered in 2020, second batch of 1500 in 2021 and the last batch of 2500 on Wednesday, December 20, 2023.

In a breakdown of the 2023 empowerment 13 persons got cars, 43 motorcycles, 4 industrial machines, 128 generators, 98 e-pads, 181 sewing machines/accessories, 118 standing dryers/accessories, 126 clippers/generators/accessories for constituents.

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31 received business grants, 50 persons – scholarships, another 50 – bursary, 100 Persons Living With Disabilities will get support, while 1558 businesses received support.