Former winner of the Miss Akwa Ibom Beauty Pageant, Blessing Usen, on Sunday showered women in her native Ibiono Ibom Local Government Area with food items, cash and hand sanitizers.
She also took the Akwa Ibom Governor’s wife, Mrs. Martha Udom Emmanuel’s anti-rape sensitization campaign to the women.
At the event held at the Ikot Odiong Civic Centre in Ididep Ward 2, the beauty queen, a councillorship hopeful, said the gesture was to further deepen her passion of catering for the female gender.
“Identifying with women and girls has always been my passion. My pet projects have helped to elevate the welfare of women, not only in Ibiono Ibom, but in Akwa Ibom State and Nigeria, at large. We must always be in support of fellow women”, she stated.
She added that “the era when women were not accorded due rights and privileges has long passed.”
The councillorship hopeful urged them to escalate the governor’s wife’s anti-rape campaign in the state, and praised Mrs. Emmanuel for being “a true champion and ambassador of women.”
Responding on behalf of the women, Mrs. Atim Udofia Umoren from Ikot Akpan Ididep commended Miss Usen for “the show of love during this hard time” and prayed “God to continue enabling her to sustain the gesture.”
Other women including members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) executive committee also took turns to thank the donor and the governor’s wife.