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310 Deprived Akwa Ibom Widows To Be Flown To Israel

“We will send our widows, 10 per Local Government, to Israel for a special thanksgiving pilgrimage, all expenses paid.” Governor Udom Emmanuel said this on Friday February 5 th as he received Akwa Ibom women at the State Government House Lodge, in Uyo. The women had organized their own version of celebration for the Supreme Court judgment of last week that affirmed Deacon Udom Emmanuel as Governor of Akwa Ibom State: a victory carnival that took off from the Uyo Sports stadium and climaxed at the Government House. They were received by the Governor, his wife, the Speaker and members of the State House of Assembly and commissioners at the Government House. Overwhelmed by the celebrations, the Governor announced that God had impressed on his heart for each Local Government Area to give him 10 widows who are verified indigent, so he could send them to Israel in the all-expense-paid pilgrimage. He said the Commissioner for Women Affairs will assist them to get international pa