‘Bring her remains for burial’ — Gov Eno’s order on makeup artist who died in River Niger

‘Bring her remains for burial’ — Gov Eno’s order on makeup artist who died in River Niger

‘Bring her remains for burial' — Gov Eno's order on makeup who died in River Niger


Governor Umo Eno of Akwa Ibom State paid a condolence visit to the family of the late makeup artist, Abigail Edith Frederick, in Ikot Udoma, Eket Local Government Area of the state.

According to a statement by Ekerete Udoh, the governor's Chief Press Secretary, Eno, on arrival from an official in , went straight to the deceased family's compound to console them.

The statement noted that the governor thereafter gave automatic employment in the Akwa Ibom State Civil Service to the surviving elder of the deceased, and directed the SSA on Humanitarian Services, Umo Ekpo, to renovate the and bring it to modern standards.

The governor also gave assurance of government's assistance to the two sisters of the deceased, who are undergraduates at the of and whose education was being sponsored by the late Nollywood makeup artist.

The governor, in his remark, said: “This is deeply unfortunate for a young , 24 years old, who finished her youth service just last year and decided to pursue her passion. 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 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 the 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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