- Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom state has expressed deep gratitude to Akwa Ibom citizens
- Governor Emmanuel assured citizens that his focus is on consolidating on the gains made so far
- This was contained in his Christmas message to the people in Uyo, the state capital
Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom state has expressed deep gratitude to citizens of the state for their collective will and resolve to stand for peace, unity and development for the state.
This was contained in his Christmas message to the people in Uyo, the state capital on Tuesday, December 24.
According to the governor, “As we celebrate Christmas, the season of peace, love and goodwill, I ask you again to continue to embrace the peace, unity and development which we have pursued and promoted the past four and half years.
“I urge you to invest more, by your thoughts, deeds and actions on those things that unify us around our common purpose of living in a prosperous and peaceful State and to forswear indulging in divisive tendencies.”
He urged interest and political groups to rise above seeking personal gains and join hands with his administration to work for the overall good of the state.
Governor Emmanuel assured citizens that his focus is on consolidating on the gains made so far on the Akwa Ibom project and urged for sustained support to succeed in actualizing the vision.
“As we settle down for governance, free from the distractions and claptrap of the political space, let me again assure you that we will continue to invest heavily in education, healthcare, enduring infrastructure, human capital development, aviation, industrialization, power sector, sports, tourism, women and youth empowerment schemes and of course, our Ibom Deep Seaport.
“As we celebrate the birth of our Saviour, Jesus Christ, let the spirit of the season- a season of love and happiness, of goodwill and celebrations, be the abiding cords of our unity, prosperity and continuous peace, progress and development,” he stated.
Similarly, Kogi state governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello has described Jesus Christ as one of the greatest unifying figures in the history of mankind who signifies salvation, peace and goodwill for humanity.
This was contained in the governor's Christmas message to the people of Kogi state where he enjoined them to see the period as a fitting time to renew their sense of wonder at the events surrounding Christ's birth in Bethlehem over 2000 years ago.
Governor Bello urged Kogites to reflect on the joy and peace the world enjoyed on the first Christmas where wise men from far and shepherds from nearby hills, representing all classes of men, joined angels from heaven to herald the arrival of Christ.
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