The Uyo Capital City Development Authority (UCCDA) has awarded its retiring staff on the occasion of its 2020 solemn assembly at the Authority’s office complex along Esuene Street, Uyo.

Addressing the gathering, the Chairman of the Authority, Prince Enobong Uwah who was represented by one of the Board members, Mr. Peters Effiong Peters charged the staff to be considerate towards each other.

He posited that the solemn assembly was convened to commit the affairs of the Authority, Staff, the state and nation to God and to seek His direction throughout the year.

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In his sermon, the State Pastor of Winners Chapel, Triumphant Obamoh who spoke on the theme of the event “Kindness in Service”, described kindness as a process of being firm, generous, considerate and a personal touch of care and concern for another.

Pastor Obamoh urged the Management and staff of UCCDA to portray civility in treating their clients with kindness in order to make the system healthier and profit oriented.

Souvenirs were presented to the retirees, Mr. Emah Uboh and Mr. John Patrick Udo, including the serving staff of the Agency who distinguished themselves in the course of their duty.

Children from Friends of the needy organization in Eket, Lutheran children home in Ikot Ntuen Nsit, Uyo and Government children home, Ikot Akpan Ntuk in Ikot Ekpene also went home with food items, while Batch ‘A’ Corps members serving with the Authority presented gift items to the UCCDA.

Presenting the items to the beneficiaries, the Secretary and Head of Administration, Mr. Anietie Marcus Akpan noted that celebrating the retirees was a way of thanking them for the years they have put in serving the state.

Mr. Akpan urged other MDAs to deem it fit to celebrate those who have contributed their quota to the effective and efficient service delivery during and after retirement.

Receiving the gifts, the retired Director of Planning, Research and Statistics, Mr. Ema Uboh expressed gratitude to the Management and Staff of the UCCDA for recognizing them.