- Akwa Ibom state is celebrating its 33rd anniversary with Governor Udom Emmanuel leading the celebrations
- Activities for the anniversary celebrations kicked-off on Sunday, September 20
- Governor Emmanuel noted that Akwa Ibom state has remained stronger and united over the years
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Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom on Sunday, September 20 led Akwa Ibomites in a special thanksgiving service to kickstart state's 33rd-anniversary celebration coming up on Wednesday, September 23, 2020.
Governor Emmanuel, speaking during the event at the Banquet Hall, Government House, Uyo, thanked God for unity and progress and for keeping the state safe.
Describing 33 as a significant number that has marked major turning points in world events, the governor said the anniversary celebration will mark a new dawn for Akwa Ibom state.
“I really thank God for the entire citizenry of this state. For the past 33 years, we cannot fail to appreciate God. 33 is recognized as the master number which gives the potential to grow to higher consciousness.”
He thanked the Akwa Ibom founding fathers, past leaders, elders, security agencies and other stakeholders in the state for their contributions to keeping the state united and safe, as he urged Akwa Ibom people to remain united in the interest of the state.
He said Akwa Ibom has remained stronger and united over the years and that with the formidable economic foundation so far laid for the state and that as successive governments continue to build on it over time, Akwa Ibom will not celebrate golden jubilee as a state in want.
Legit.ng had earlier reported that Governor Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom recently declared education as the next sector to receive priority attention in his administration’s completion agenda.
The governor made the announcement on Saturday, September 12 at a funeral ceremony in Ikot Ekpene Udo in Nsit Ubium local government area of the state.
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