Gov Eno Visits Family of Late Nollywood Make-Up Artist

…offers automatic employment to elder sister & other assistance

The Akwa Ibom State Governor, Pastor Umo Eno, has visited family of the late Nollywood make- up artist. Abigail Edith Frederick, in Ikot Udoma, Eket Local Government Area, where he consoled the bereaved family.

Governor Eno, who sat with the grieving family members gave an automatic employment in the State Civil Service to the surviving elder sister of the deceased, and directed the SSA on Humanitarian Services, Umo Ekpo to renovate the family house and bring it to modern standards.

The Chief Press Secretary to the Governor Ekerete Udoh, made this known in a statement dated April 13, 2024.

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“This is deeply unfortunate, a young girl, 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 sad and 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 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.”

The Governor also assured of Government’s assistance to the two sisters of the bereaved who are undergraduates at the University of Uyo, said to be sponsored by the late Nollywood make- up artist.

It would be recalled that the late Abigail Edith Frederick was among the Nollywood crew that drowned after their boat capsized into the river on their way, in the process of shooting a movie scene, alongside popular Actor Pope Odonwodo, aka Jnr. Pope.

She was later buried by the side of the river Niger where the tragic event occurred, when her body was recovered.


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