Her Excellency, Deaconess Martha Udom Emmanuel
Fondly called Eka-Uwana Akwa Ibom State, Her Excellency, Dr. Martha Udom Emmanuel was born into the Family of Chief Bernard Sampson Idiong and Prof. Stella Idiong of Obio Akpa in Oruk Anam LGA. She attended Cornelia Cornelly College, Uyo and the University of Uyo where she obtained her Bachelor of Science Degree in Biochemistry. She obtained an MBA from the Lagos State University, LASU, and further bagged a Certificate in Aquaculture from the School of Oceanography Lagos. A successful engagement in aquacultural farming.
As First Lady, she founded The Family Empowerment and Youth Reorientation Programme (FEYReP). FRYEeP has built houses for widows across the state, led a spirited fight against gender-based violence, rape and cultism, among other social vices.
As an epitome of moral conduct blended with enthralling beauty, Dr Martha Udom Emmanuel, mother of four, stands out for her compassion for the vulnerable in the society. She has has been honoured locally, nationally and internationally for her humanitarian work and outstanding leadership.
In recognition of her outstanding service to Akwa Ibom and humanity, the University of Uyo awarded her honorary Doctor of Philosophy of Science for Social and Human Development.
Akwa Ibom State Celebrates Her Excellency, Dr Martha Udom Emmanuel and her passion and commitment to doing good.