The Member representing Itu/Ibiono Ibom in the Green Chamber of the National Assembly, Rt. Hon Ime Okon has donated five hundred thousand naira (N500,000) as a take off capital for a cooperative scheme for the welfare of wives of fallen soldiers who lost their lives while serving the nation.
He made the pronouncement recently during the Armed Forces Remembrance Day commemoration at the Council Secretariat, Ibiono Ibom LGA, Akwa Ibom State.
Hon Ime Okon said the donation is to kick-start a cooperative scheme to support the families of the fallen heroes who lost their lives while serving the nation.
The Lawmaker strongly believes the cooperative will serve as an income generating source to the families and provide some level of financial succour to this vulnerable group, and expressed the hope that the scheme will serve the intended purpose.