Journalists in Akwa Ibom State are now to benefit from free medical treatment under the Akwa Ibom State Health Insurance Scheme. This is because the state government under Governor Udom Gabriel Emmanuel has magnanimously undertaken payment on their behalf for the scheme.
To a greater extent the gesture is which you consider as so gratifying in the media circle, considered the first of it all since the inception of the state thirty years ago apart from the once shown by the immediate past Governor, Senator Godswill Akpabio who donated GOTV Decoder to the media practitioners before his exit in 2015. It is observed that this posture will further cement the relationship between the government and members of the Fourth Estate of the Realm.
An opinion poll conducted by the Newsfront Newspapers indicates that majority of the pen pushers had thumped up for the governor wishing him successful conduct of affairs in governance. They however appealed to Governor Udom Emmanuel to extend such gesture to reach their spouses – stressing that when both are well all is well and the objective of the gesture would be fully achieved.
The Chief Executive and the publisher of the Newsfront Newspapers, Pastor Saviour Ekpe and members of the medium did not hide their feelings over this kind gesture. They were full of joy and praises to God over the uncommon love to the media community by a sitting Governor.