Udom Emmanuel’s wife laments high rate of divorce in Akwa Ibom

Akwa Ibom Governor, Udom Emmanuel
Udom Emmanuel

Martha, wife of the governor of Akwa Ibom State, Udom Emmanuel, has lamented the high rate of divorce among couples in the state.

Mrs Emmanuel, who is also founder of the Family Empowerment and Youth Re-Orientation Path-Initiative, said on Tuesday during the official launch of the Amathy Peace Pheromones Foundation and Payforphan Foundation that divorce had become so commonplace requiring urgent steps to be taken.


The launch was held at the University of Uyo.

The state’s first lady tasked the initiator of the foundations, Rosalyn Essien, who is also President of the University of Uyo Women Association, to use her professional knowledge in peace and conflict management to advise and broker peace among estranged couples in the state.

“The rate of divorce among couples now is becoming worrisome and rampant and as the initiator of these projects you have a lot to do in that aspect. As a professional in peace and conflict management, you have the capacity to counsel, advise and broker peace among broken homes,” she said.