- Governor Udom Emmanuel has been honoured in far away United States of America
- The award was received on behalf of the governor by the secretary to the state government, Dr. Emmanuel Ekuwem
- The award was presented by Senior Chief Deputy Whip of the United States House of Representatives, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee
The governor of Akwa Ibom state, Mr. Udom Emmanuel, has been honoured by the United States Congress for his industrialisation policy in the state.
The award was presented to the governor by Senior Chief Deputy Whip of the United States House of Representatives, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee during the 32nd annual convention of Akwa Ibom Association of Nigeria (AKISAN), which took place in Houston Texas, over the weekend.
The award was received on behalf of the governor by the secretary to the state government Dr. Emmanuel Ekuwem.
Jackson who is currently the U.S. Representative for Texas' 18th Congressional District currently serving in her 13th term in the House, appreciated the efforts of the governor for turning Akwa Ibom state into an industrial hub and a destination of choice for investors.
Delivering her speech, she also appreciated the president of AKISAN, Lady Margaret Itauma for putting together the event.
She extended the warm greetings from the United States congress to Governor Emmanuel, describing him as a leader and an agent of change who has turned Akwa Ibom state around, adding that he is a remarkable example of capacity in democracy, prosperity, peace and opportunity for all.
Responding, Dr. Ekuwem appreciated the United States Congress for the support and lauded Congresswoman Lee for championing the cause of Africans, Nigerians and Akwa Ibomites in particular.
Dr Ekuwem stated that the government looks forward to a sustaining the relationship the states enjoys with the US government, being home to the leading U.S oil giant- Excon Mobil.
Legit.ng had earlier reported that Governor Emmanuel was honoured with an award of excellence as the outstanding governor in industrialisation in the south-south region of Nigeria by DAAR Communications.
The award was presented to the governor by the Group Managing Director of DAAR Communications, Mr. Tony Akiotu.
DAAR Communications are the proprietors of African Independent Television and Ray Power FM.
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