By Abasiama Etukakpan.
Young, vibrant and hardworking Idorenyin Raphael is the Pioneer Special Assistant to Akwa Ibom State Governor on Trade and Market Matters.
He hails from Ibiono Ibom Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State. His appointment as the Pioneer Assistant to the Governor on Trade and Market Matters has brought uncommon legacies in the sector and tremendous progress. He has brought handwork, resilience and commitment to his office and the government of Deacon Udom Emmanuel.
Under his watch, Akwa Ibom traders have experienced impactful leadership and has got a sense of belonging in governance. First in history that traders in the state are treated with honour and their interests are protected across board, a feat that is unparalleled in this part of the globe.
It is on record that Akwa Ibom Traders have received interest free loans from the government of Akwa Ibom State through the instrumentality of the Idorenyin Raphael leadership. Each trader went home with empowerment of over two hundred thousand naira to support their businesses and to boost the economic growth of the State. Today, many traders in the state are growing their businesses courtesy of the visionary leadership of Mr Raphael. The free interest loan has been made possible for more than two times since the Udom Emmanuel led administration kick-started.Quite interesting, the government has promised to give out more loans to traders in the state as the administration shall begin another four years of people focused and traders loving administration from May 29,2019-29th of May,2023.
Another interesting project of the Idorenyin Raphael trade and market sector is the construction of a state of the arts market located in Itam, Itu Local Government Area where over 100 shops are currently under construction by the government to ensure Akwa Ibom State meets up-to the modern and current trend in market structures. Soon,the market will be out to use by the people of Akwa Ibom State. It is on record that some top government officials had gone on inspection at the ongoing market structure like Mr.Akan Okon,Honourable Commissioner for Aviation Development, Elder Ufot Ebong, Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Technical Matters and Due Process amongst others.
The Idorenyin Raphael leadership has also ensured that the price of common commodity in the market is brought to the lowest price that a common Akwa Ibom person can afford.This has not been enjoyed in the state for past years. Sometime ago, he undertook and supervised the selling of garri at a very cheap rate compared to the price that was obtainable before the Udom Emmanuel led administration. It was a case of more cups, less price,a feat that is unheard-of. The loans and support of the government of Akwa Ibom State has helped boost the economic level of the State. Plans are made in top gear to ensure Akwa Ibom State meets the world commercial market and the Trade and Market Matters boss shall see to this and ensures it comes to reality.
Under the Akparawa Raphael regeem in the trade and market sector, traders in the state are smiling as tremendous efforts has been put in to ensure ticket prices are reduced for each trader to afford in each of the markets in the State, this has brought about relief to the traders that have been spending a lot of money on tickets before the the administration of Governor Emmanuel.
Apart from his office and his diligent commitment to the progress of the State,Akparawa Raphael has been a major team player in the political strategy in his home Local Government Area of Ibiono Ibom and Akwa Ibom State.He has supported his party,the PDP perfectly in the just concluded general elections which his party emerged victorious. He has been into grassroot development as many instances has witnessed when he gathered his people, educating and sensitising them on the need to support the PDP. His efforts has yielded fruits today through the emergence of his boss and all candidates of his party in the polls.
However, capable hands like Idorenyin Raphael is mostly needed in governance. He is indeed a committed player in the formidable squad of erudite administrators and committed men and women in the industrialization and people oriented governance of Governor Udom Emmanuel in Akwa Ibom State.
Idorenyin Raphael is happily married to a beautiful woman and the union is blessed with amazing children.