Climate Change: Akwa Ibom First Lady calls for adoption of modern cultivation, recycling techniques
The wife of the Akwa Ibom State Governor, Pastor Patience Umo Eno, has called on farmers in the state to adopt modern cultivation methods and recycling of waste materials to preserve the environment against further degradation. Mrs Eno made the call on Thursday, during the 8th-anniversary celebration of Family Empowerment and Youth Re-Orientation Path-initiative (FEYReP), a Non-Governmental Organisation founded by the wife of former Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Dr. Martha Udom Emmanuel. Pastor Patience Eno who was represented by the Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Welfare, Dr. Ini Adiakpan, urged farmers especially women to do a lot of adaptation and embrace the modern way of cultivation. According to her, "For the women, you have to do a lot of adaptation. The traditional way of cultivation must give way to modern ways of cultivation. We now have dry season farming too and that is to cushion the effects of Climate change. "The use of polythene has to be checked. Right from the home, we should learn to sort our refuse to separate the ones that can be recycled from the ones that can be burnt because those are key climate change issues." She, however, congratulated the former First Lady on the formal launch of the Climate Change For All Initiative, as a subsidiary of FEYReP, to create awareness on global warming and praised her for impacting lives through FEYRep even after exiting office as Governor's wife. Governor of Akwa Ibom State Pastor Umo Eno, represented by his Deputy, Dr. Akon Eyakenyi, who unveiled the Climate Action for All Initiative, said the venturing into Climate change by FEReP demonstrates the initiative's interest in current global issues and activities targeted at saving the environment.