As part of the sensitization campaign for teenage girls in secondary schools across the state against unwanted pregnancies and premarital sexual relationships, Family Empowerment and Youth Reorientation Programm (FEYReP), a pet project of the Wife of Akwa Ibom state Governor Mrs. Martha Udom Emmanuel, led by the coordinator Mrs. Ime Ephraim Inyang visited Southern Annang Comprehensive Secondary school and Madonna Community Secondary School both in Oruk Anam local Government area.
Addressing the students, Mrs. Inyang said the campaigned tagged: Girls Uphold Your Dignity is poised to shift the paradigm by advocating for complete abstinence from premarital sex which according to her could lead to various health hazards such as Visico Vaginal Fistula (VVF) and HIV/ AIDS.
Mrs. Inyang reiterated the need for the girl child to uphold her dignity and also called on parents to act as role models to their wards, in discipline and corrective measures.
Resource persons Mrs. Emem Nkereuwem, who spoke on the topic The Girl Child and Personal Hygiene and Pastor Utibe Eno who spoke on Premarital Sex and Consequences advised students to avoid friends with negative influence and take pride in being a girl Child adding that they were beautifully and wonderfully made.
Speaking after the campaign, the principal of Southern Annang Comprehensive Secondary School, Ikot Okoro, Mr. Edet Iteng thanked the governors wife Mrs. Martha Emmanuel for initiating FEYReP adding that all hands must be on deck to achieve the set objectives.