Arewa Journalists Forum applauds Gov Eno on N400m intervention 

The Arewa Journalists Forum has commended Governor Umo Eno of Akwa Ibom for disbursing N400 million to 800 youth entrepreneurs in the state.

 The group said the disbursement would accelerate the growth and development of small and medium scale entrepreneurs and businesses in the state.

The forum further noted that  Eno’s  policies on agriculture and human capital development is building confidence in youth to return into farming and help bridge the gap between food production capacity and consumption to help stabilise the prices of foodstuffs in the state.

President of the forum, Hassan Galadima, who stated the position  of the forum  at a press conference in Uyo  Wednesday, said the group was able to make the assessment after monitoring development across the country in the last one year.

“We are advocates of good governance and responsible leadership, and strive to keep leaders on their toes, commending those who merit it to encourage others, and objectively criticising those who fall below expectations in order to make them sit up.

“Hence, we continue to track developments and highlight such wherever they are found irrespective of region and religion.

“Based on the reports from our members from all the states of Nigeria and other media practitioners most of whom are resident in the respective states, and the media reports we have monitored over time, we are thrilled by the accomplishments of the governor of Akwa Ibom state, Pastor Umo Eno.

“He has distinguished himself in leadership in all the criteria we deployed for selection, including business and human capital development, agriculture, inclusivity in governance, education, care for the vulnerable and general approach to governance.

“In all ramifications, Governor Eno has changed the narrative, and given a practical definition of democracy by taking power to the people, spiced with aggressive rural development,” Galadima said.