34 Years after, we are making progress


On this 34th anniversary of the creation of Akwa Ibom State, I congratulate His Excellency, Deacon Udom Emmanuel, Governor of our dear state for building on the foundation laid by our forebears. I equally salute and congratulate the people of Akwa Ibom state for taking advantage of the prevailing peace and the gains of democracy.

Today, we have a state of our own and we determine the development paradigm of the state for the good of our people. Today we can boast of good roads, cottage industries, farm plantations, quality educational and health facilities made possible by our performing Governor.

We are thankful to Governor Udom Emmanuel who has veered the state away from its erstwhile civil service status through the establishment of several industries within the past six years of his administration. Today, we have Ibom Air which is the toast of air travellers. The prevailing peace and security in the state is a remarkable development and this has made it possible for investors to come and invest in the state.

The onus is on Akwa Ibom people to support and cooperate with government to continue to move the state forward. I want to use this medium to commend his Excellency for the inspiration which gave birth to the Maintain Peace Movement in Akwa Ibom State. There’s no gainsaying the fact that such people-oriented movement will bring about the desired peace and development in the state. I strongly implore all Akwaibomites to support it.

As we celebrate this year’s anniversary, let us resolve to work for the continuous growth and progress of Akwa Ibom State. On behalf of my family and friends, please accept, Your Excellency, my unalloyed support and felicitations.