Hunger in Akwa Ibom as Gov’t Mull over “State Bulk Purchasing Agency” to Quell Hardship, Bypass Middlemen 

Akwa Ibom State Governor, Umo Eno, has taken proactive steps to alleviate the current hardships faced by residents by initiating measures to reduce the cost of essential food items within the state. He disclosed that the proposed establishment of the State Bulk Purchasing Agency, currently under review by the state House of Assembly, aims to ensure affordability of staple foods for the populace.

Highlighting the objectives of the proposed agency, Governor Eno emphasized its role in procuring food items in bulk and subsequently making them available to the public at more affordable rates. Stressing transparency in the process, he assured citizens of the government’s commitment to addressing their concerns regarding access to nutritious and affordable food options.

Expressing gratitude to the State House of Assembly for their prompt consideration of the bill, Governor Eno underscored the administration’s empathy towards the people’s challenges. He reiterated his personal connection to the community and pledged to prioritize initiatives that directly impact the well-being of citizens.

In a plea for understanding from the populace, Governor Eno urged patience as legislative procedures unfold, ensuring the bill’s swift passage and subsequent enactment into law. This, he affirmed, would mark a significant step towards realizing the government’s commitment to enhancing food security and economic stability for the people of Akwa Ibom State.

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