Ini-Ememobong Does the Unexpected on His 35th Birthday
Birthday celebrations have been considered as best opportunity to attract goodwill for the celebrator but Ini-Ememobong decided to do goodwill to the people of Akwa Ibom State. 35 widows selected from various parts of the state, at the 35th birthday celebration of the Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party in Akwa Ibom State, Ini-Ememobong went home with empowerment cheques of N100,000 each to expand their business.
In that same manner, 35 indigent but qualified students of various higher institutions of learning with between 3.5 – 4.00 CGPA from Ibiono Ibom Local Government Area of the State got scholarship awards from Ini-Ememobong Foundation. In partnership with one of his lecturers and mentor, Comrade Ini-Ememobong also used the celebration of his birth to reach out to 11 petty traders from Ikono Local Government Area with business empowerment of N50,000 each. Before the event proper, he had visited Godly Liberty Home, an orphanage in Oron to donate gift items to the motherless children, he had also organized a reading session with appropriate incentives for participating students at Community Secondary School, Ikot Usen, Ibiono Ibom LGA, to instill the culture of reading among the students.
Beyond giving empowerment grants and scholarships to widows and students, over 200 youths and other small scale business owners in Uyo also received free training on Google marketing skills and techniques. The one day free Google training programme was sponsored by the Ini-Ememobong Foundation as part of the foundations initiatives to offer Akwa Ibom youths and other business owners the platform to hold on to the innovative products Google offers. Ini-Ememobong said the essence of the training was to bridge the digital knowledge gap among youths and business owners.