- Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom wants politicins to be wary of their comments
- The governor said this is because the political atmosphere in the country is already charged
- The Akwa Ibom state chief executive noted that hate speech could firther divide an already fragile Nigeria
Governor Udom Emmanuel has enjoined the political class in Akwa Ibom state to be cautions in their public statements.
The governor said his advice was important due to the toxic atmosphere currently pervading the country, noting that hate speech could further disunite the country.
The Akwa Ibom governor made the statement at the 25th convocation ceremony of the University of Uyo.
He congratulated the graduates for the successful completion of their academic pursuit and paid glowing tributes to the school management for promoting academic excellence.
He further commended the stakeholders in the academic community for their passion and commitment to make the institution a pride to the state.
The governor used the opportunity to announce plans for the establishment of a one stop shop for youths in the state to hone their creative talents.
The governor also applauded the honorees at the ceremony which included his wife, Dr Martha Udom Emmanuel.
Speaking at the event, the Akwa Ibom first lady said she is fulfilled that her pet project, Family Empowerment and Youth Reorientation Path initiative, FEYReP has transformed several lives, healed broken homes and mentored youth to rise to their faith of greatness.
She described the award as a remarkable recognition and thanked her alma mater for according her the honourover her modest contributions to the society.
“My service to humanity through FEYReP is a source of joy because it has turned around the fortunes of the less privileged members of our society,” she said.
Meanwhile, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta state has urged Nigerians to engage in actions that will cement the bond of unity in the country.
According to the governor, the unity of the country should supercede every other interest, even as he urged Nigerians to shun any act which can lead to distrust or crisis in the country.
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