REPS SETS TO ENLIST 5,000 VULNERABLE CONSTITUENTS FOR SOCIAL INTERVENTIONS
Member representing Oron/Mbo/Okobo/Udung Uko/Urueoffong Oruko Federal Constituency, Rep. Martins Esin has inaugurated a 7-man ad-hoc Committee on Humanitarian Affairs to collate a social register for the federal constituency.
Inaugurating the committee at his Uyo residence in the early hours of Monday, the lawmaker reeled out the committee’s terms of reference to include the listing of five thousand (5,000) vulnerable individuals, and the collection of accurate information on the registered persons.
He further tasked the committee members to identify the specific vulnerabilities and needs of the individuals to be listed in the social register, including but not limited to poverty, disability, displacement and other socio-economic factors, while urging them to collaborate with relevant socio-cultural organisations, community and religious leaders, as well as other relevant stakeholders to ensure data accuracy.
Presenting a laptop computer and incentives for smooth take-off of the committee’s activities, the Chairman of the House of Representatives’ Committee on Youth Development emphasised that the job of the committee when concluded will enable targeted social intervention programmes and support for vulnerable constituents, contributing to the overall well-being and development of the constituency.
Chaired by a lecturer with the Department of Economics, University of Uyo, Dr Godwin Essang Esu, the ad-hoc Committee on Humanitarian Affairs is membered by representatives of the youth, women, community leaders and persons with disabilities (PWDs) including Mr Murphy Abang, Hon. Ben Oyombio, Obonganwan Sarah Bassey, Mr Eugene Antai, Mrs Queen Onouha and Mr Augustine Ikoh.
The inauguration was witnessed by the Director General, Forward Oro Initiative, Hon. George Henshaw, Special Assistant to Governor Umo Eno on Youth Mobilisation, Mr Godswill Ekpenyong and Mr Daniel Eyakenyi.