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Eno offers automatic employment, scholarships to sisters of Nollywood make-up artist who died in Anambra boat mishap

  • …directs renovation of family house

The Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Pastor Umo Eno has offered automatic employment to the elder sister of the Nollywood make-up artist, Abigail Edith Frederick, who died in the Anambra boat mishap.

According to a statement by Ekerete Udoh, Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, on Saturday, 13th April 2024, the Governor gave the order during a visit to the family compound of late Frederick, in Ikot Udoma, Eket Local Government Area of the State, where he consoled the bereaved family.

Eno offers automatic employment, scholarships to sisters of Nollywood make-up artist who died in Anambra boat mishap

The Governor also assured of the government’s assistance to the two sisters of the bereaved who are undergraduates at the University of Uyo (UNIUYO), said to be sponsored by the late Nollywood make-up artist.

He further directed the SSA on Humanitarian Services, Umo Ekpo, to renovate the family house of the deceased and bring it to modern standards.

Recall that Frederick and three others, including popular Nollywood actor, Junior Pope, were drowned in a boat mishap in River Niger on Wednesday, 10th April 2024.

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The boat, one of two that conveyed the crew to a film location in Anambra West Local Government Area of Anambra State, was returning to Asaba, where it took off from when the accident happened.

Eno offers automatic employment, scholarships to sisters of Nollywood make-up artist who died in Anambra boat mishap

Showing deep emotions, Governor Eno sat with the grieving family members and told them he felt their pain.

His words: “This is deeply unfortunate, a young girl, 24 years old, who, finished her Youth Service just last year, and decided to pursue her passion.

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“This is a reflection of our Arise spirit. It shows that our young people are willing to go out there, not begging, not waiting for handouts, but to pursue their passions.

“It is sad and unfortunate that her life ended the way it did.

“Once I was fully briefed, I decided to come here personally with the full complement of Government to console and encourage the family.

“You are not just the Governor when people are celebrating. In times and moments like this, you become the Mourner-in-Chief and give them hope.

“I trust the Holy Spirit will perfect the hope in their lives.

“Coming here means we care. You know Akwa Ibomites are like Americans. We don’t leave each other behind. Government will be with the family and support them.”

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