Ibibio Converge: Gov Emmanuel hails Ntison on Ibibio Unity project

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The Akwa Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel has described Ntison Ibibio 111, Ntison Essien Ekidem as a leader with the ability to unite his people together with sense of direction and purpose.

He made this known on Saturday, December 21 at the ‘Asan Ibibio’ in Uyo, venue of the Ibibio Converge and Conferment of Titles/Award to eminent Personalities in the state.

Gov Emmanuel who was represented by the Commissioner for Finance, Mr. Linus Nkan used the opportunity to thank the people of Ibibio for their support for his administration, re – election and victory at the Supreme Court.

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According to him, “Ntison Ibibio’s quality of leadership has greatly united Ibibio people today with a sense of direction and purpose”.

“The support of the Ibibios to this administration through a united effort is greatly felt; if the ethnic groups, socio cultural and the traditional leaders are not leading well with good examples in the state, there is no way the Governor can succeed” he noted.

“The success of the Governor is because he has the support of all groups of people in the state and especially the Ibibios; that is why the state is succeeding today” the governor added.

He congratulated the newly inducted members and recipients of the Mkpisong titles and other Awards of Excellence and urged them to live by the ideals of their new assignments.

Earlier, the Chairman on the occasion, Mkpisong Idongesit Nkanga while declaring the event opened, admonished the Ibibios home and abroad to take their indigenous tribe seriously, adding that it is the source of their identity.

He decried the absence of Ibibio public office holders and government officials at the occasion.

“We must all wake up to our sense of responsibility, if our culture is lost we will also be lost as a tribe, it’s our responsibility to hand over Ibibio to the next generation in a safe hands”, he charged.

The Ntison Ekidem had also in his address, thanked the participants for finding time to attend the converge.

He congratulated President Buhari, Governor Emmanuel and all political office holders across the state and country for ensuring a peaceful Nigeria.

High point of the events included the induction of new members, presentation of prices to winners of Ibibio unity cup competition, presentation of Excellence award to the Secretary, Akwa Ibom State Government,  Dr. Emmanuel Ekuwem; President General of Oron Union, Chief Janet Amba; Managing Director of NTA Channel 12 Uyo, Mr. Ohifeme Aigbochie; XL radio 106.9 FM, Chairman of Ibiono, Hon. Ekomobong Akpan  and others.

Credit: Emmanuel Ufon