- Governor Udom Emmanuel has never failed to show his religious side since he came to power
- The Emmanuel-led administration is now building an international worship centre in the state
- The governor is also happy that the state has a large Christian population
Governor Udom Emmanuel has declared that Akwa Ibom state has a 99% Christian population.
The governor made the comment while giving reasons why his administration is building the Akwa Ibom state International Worship Centre.
According to the governor, the building is of great significance to Akwa Ibom, adding that the state was named after God, hence the determination of his government to ensure its speedy completion and commissioning.
A statement sent to Legit.ng by the Akwa Ibom state government indicated that the governor shared his thoughts during a project assessment visit to the site.
He noted that the building will be an altar that will perpetually draw God’s pleasure and blessings to the people of the state.
“If we say this is the only state named after God, then something must be there to show. I am sure God is happy and through this, a lot of blessings will come from God to the entire people, even generations yet unborn in the state.”
Meanwhile, Governor Emmanuel has vowed to complete all major infrastructural projects in the state before leaving office.
Specifically, the governor promised to complete for public use, the Ikot Oku Ikono flyover by May 2021, a move he believes, will grant commuters more stress-free access to the state capital, Uyo, from neighbouring local government areas.
Recall that Governor Emmanuel recently announced bold initiatives to jump-start the post-COVID economy of the state in the first quarter of 2021.
The initiatives include efforts to revamp the state education sector, massive investment in infrastructure, further investments in the health sector, and additional support for agriculture and security.
Jerrywright Ukwu is a senior political/defence correspondent at Legit.ng based in Abuja. He is a graduate of the Nigerian Institute of Journalism, Lagos and the International Institute of Journalism in Abuja. He is also an active member of the Nigeria Union of Journalists. He spends his leisure-time reading history books.