The wife of the Chairman, Uyo Local Government Council, Mrs. Akaninyene Uwemedimo Udo in partnership with Akwa Ibom Egg Nutrition Awareness Initiative (AKENAI), today Friday, October 8, 2021, joined the rest of the world to commemorate this year’s World Egg Day with public enlightenment program.
World Egg Day is celebrated on the second Friday in October yearly since it was founded by the International Egg Commission (IEC) at a conference held in Vienna in 1996.
As part of its activities marking the 2021 edition, Mrs. Uwemedimo Udo who is a nutritionist held a public awareness program at the Primary Healthcare Center, Wellington Bassey Way, Uyo with the theme “Eat Your egg today and Everyday” to enlighten members of the public on the importance of egg in human nutrition.
The Chairman’s wife in her address spoke extensively on the importance of eggs in a person’s daily diet. She encouraged the audience which consisted largely of pregnant women, lactating mothers, and children to eat at least one egg a day as eggs contain all the major nutrients (14 different nutrients and body-building fat) needed for human development.
She also noted that the high nutrient density of eggs enables them to support the body’s natural immune system, advance physical growth, and aid child brain development. She advocated for healthy feeding and advised them to avoid canned food but eat healthy, natural food to avoid illnesses like cancer.
Mrs. Udo also lauded the efforts of the Governor’s wife, Dr. Mrs. Martha Udom Emmanuel in championing good nutrition for women and children in the State.
She appreciated her husband, Dr. Uwemedimo Udo for giving her the platform and opportunity to host the World Egg Day celebration noting that the event which enabled her to donate crates of eggs to women at different health centers came through his support.
The wife of the chairman expressed her profound gratitude to the association of Wives of Local Government Chairmen of Nigeria (WALGON), Special Assistant to the Governor on Research and Documentation, Elder Ndanti Ekuh as well as Mr. and Mrs. Iniobong Ebong for donating eggs for distribution to different centers in Uyo.
The AKENAI Initiator, Elder Ukeme Akpan and other facilitators, Female councilors, and supervisors from Uyo Local Government Council; Hon Praise Otuekong, Hon. Emeti Aniekan, Hon. Christiana Bassey, Mrs. Veronica Effiong, Aniema Akpan, and the Supervisor for Education, Mr. Ekemini Bassey were also present at the event.