Gov Emmanuel Commits To Democracy Dividends In Ikot Ekpene

Akwa Ibom, Udom Emmanuel, Democracy Dividends, Ikot IkpeneAkwa Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel, has reiterated his commitment to delivering the dividends of democracy to the people of Ikot Ekpene senatorial district in spite of distractions.

The governor said this while addressing thousands of people at Ikot Ekpene during his investiture as the Grand Patron of Ati Annang, the apex socio cultural organisation in Annang land.

Speaking in company of his wife, Mrs Martha, who was also inducted as a member of the organisation, Governor Emmanuel thanked the group for the honour.

He expressed appreciation to the people of Ikot Ekpene for their support during the 2015 governorship election and vowed not to disappoint them.

Former Akwa Ibom State Governor and Minority Leader of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio, and the Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Honourable Onofiok Luke, said the honour was well deserved.

The International President of Ati Annang, Mr Udo Kerian, explained that the honour was in recognition of Governor Emmanuel’s impressive performance in the state.

The event, which was the Annual General Meeting of Ati Annang Foundation, was witnessed by thousands of Annang indigenes and friends from all parts of Nigeria.

The high point of the occasion was the award of scholarship to indigenes of the senatorial district.

Building Collapse: Governors’ Forum Visits Governor Emmanuel

Building Collapse: Governors' Forum Visits Governor EmmanuelThe Nigerian Governors’ Forum has commiserated with the people of Akwa Ibom State on the recent collapse of Reigners Bible Church in Uyo, Akwa Ibom state capital which led to the death of some worshippers.

The incident occurred during the bishopric ordination of its General Overseer, Apostle Akan Weeks.

The Chairman of the forum and Governor of Zamfara State, Abdulazeez Yari delivered the message when he led the forum’s delegation on visit to Governor Udom Emmanuel at his country home, Onna.

Governor Yari was accompanied on the visit by Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto state and his Kebbi state counterpart, Abubakar Bagudu.

He said that they were in Onna to commiserate with the Governor, the government and people of Akwa Ibom state on the unfortunate collapse of the church building with the governor in attendance.

Yari thanked God for sparing the Governor’s life and commended him for personally supervising rescue operation at the scene of the incident.

The forum also acknowledged the contributions of Governor Emmanuel to efforts aimed at managing the current economic recession in the country.

Governor Udom Emmanuel thanked the delegation for the visit and commended its leadership for the existing bond of unity among the governors in spite of political differences.

He disclosed that his administration has done everything necessary to ensure that victims of the church building collapse receive the best treatment possible for quick recovery.

The Governor assured his colleagues that he remained focused and determined to make life better for the generality of the people in spite of the incident.

The visit was remarkable as the three visiting governors belong to APC while their host belongs to PDP.

Akwa Ibom Promises Maximum Support To Foreign Investors

Akwa IbomThe Akwa Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel says his administration will give maximum support to interested foreign investors to ensure the safety of their investment in the state.

Governor Emmanuel gave the assurance when the Consul General of the United States of America visited him at the Government House, Uyo.

Describing the state as a virgin land blessed with abundant human and natural resources yet to be harnessed, Governor Emmanuel noted that apart from the abundant oil and gas reserves, the agricultural sector presents great opportunities for profitable investment in the state.

He said that his administration is founded on accountability and transparency in line with global best practices, adding that the state has put basic infrastructure in place to support accelerated economic development.

The Consul General of the United States of America, John Bray, said that his team’s visit was aimed at identifying investment opportunities available in the state with a view to furthering the age long collaboration existing between Nigeria and his country.

He listed security, reliable infrastructure, transparency and accountability in line with global economic practices as fundamental to successful business.