Democracy Day: The Colourful Events Of Superior Performance
The week-long activities featuring inspection and commissioning of developmental projects executed during the one year of superior performance of Akwa Ibom State Governor, Mr Udom Emmanuel, and the 17 years of Democratic governance in Nigeria, was rounded off with a State banquet held at Le Meridien Ibom Hotel and Golf Resort, Uyo.
Speaking at the Banquet, Governor Udom Emmanuel said he is determined to consolidate on the achievements recorded in the last three hundred and sixty five days of his administration having entered into a social contract to take the state to another level of infrastructural renaissance with Akwa Ibom people who gave him the mandate to serve.
He said the three Senatorial Districts have benefited immensely from his laudable developmental programmes and that his economic blueprint has endeared investors from the global community to the State.
Mr Emmanuel lauded the Technical Committee On Foreign Direct Investment, Agriculture and Food sufficiency and the Ibom Deep Seaport saying the Committees have played a catalyst role in his administration’s development drive.
The State Chief Executive said that the ground breakings for industries witnessed in various parts of the State in the last one year are signpost to the industrial revolution in Akwa Ibom stressing that he would stop at nothing to ensure that the youths are gainfully employed for sustainability.
The Governor who expressed appreciation to the people for the support given him in the past one year pointed out that the gesture has enabled him to concretise on his development vision as manifested in the number of people oriented projects which foundation had been laid and particularly commended the Leaders of the State for setting the pace for development to thrive assuring of his unwavering faith in the Akwa Ibom project.
The Deputy Governor Mr Mosses Ekpo who proposed the toast at the occasion described Governor Emmanuel as a prudent manager of resources who has shown dexterity in executing the programmes of his administration by undertaking capital intensive projects not minding the challenges of the prevailing economic recession.
The number two Akwa Ibom citizen therefore toasted to the unity of Nigeria, survival of Democracy and prosperity of Akwa Ibom State.
At the event, top government functionaries, Captain of Industries, Political Stakeholders across the State and country who turned out in their numbers were treated to light-hearted entertainment by comedians as musical performances, drama sketches and cultural displays adorned by flicker lights and other stage effects, spiced the colourful performances to the delight of the guest.