#AkwaIbomAt30: Info Boss Unfolds Plans For Anniversary
Akwa Ibom State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr Charles Udoh, has unfolded the programme of activities lined up for the celebration of the 30th anniversary of the State.
In a joint Press Briefing by the Information and Strategy Commissioner and his Culture and Tourism counterpart, Rt. Hon. Victor Antai, tagged “Celebrating Akwa Ibom @ 30”, a 10-day plan of activities commencing from Thursday 14th to Wednesday 25th September 2017 was announced to the press community in the state.
Flanked at the occasion by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Information and Strategy, Pastor Praise Okon. and heads of the state-owned media organizations namely; the Director-General of Akwa Ibom Broadcasting Corporation, Pastor Anietie Ukpe. and the Managing Director, Akwa Ibom Newspapers Corporation, Mr. Umoette Umoette, the Information Boss, stated that the theme or the 30th anniversary celebration of Akwa Ibom State is “Arise! let’s build the future together”.
As a predominantly Christian state, the only state in Nigeria named after God, and with a God-fearing Governor, Mr. Udom Emmanuel, on saddle, it was not surprising that the 30th anniversary celebration of the State is scheduled to kick-start with a “Partnership with the Holy Spirit featuring Pastor W.F. Kumuyi on Thursday 14th September, 2017 at the State Banquet Hall, Uyo by 4pm.
On Saturday, 16th September, 2017, two days after, the State Governor, Mr. Udom Emmanuel, will again lead members of the State Executive Council and other government officials to God at a Government House Monthly Prayer Meeting to be held at the Latter House Chapel, Government House, Uyo by 8am. By 10am same day, there will be a Golf Tournament Tee-off at Le Meridien Hotel and Golf Resort while Ibom Cultural Carnival will thrill residents of Uyo, the capital city from 11.30am, with take-off point at Ibom Unity Park.
Other programmes lined-up include: Pictorial/Photography Exhibition at Ibibio Union Museum, Sir Udo Udoma Avenue, Uyo; Essay and Quiz Competition, Ibom Food Fest, Dakkada Business Forum, Music Fiesta, FEYReP Anniversary Event, Novelty Football Match between Akwa Ibom State enlarged Exco and Akwa Ibom House of Assembly to be held at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium.
There will also be an Evening with the Generals; Fashion Expo/Comedy Night/Uto Challenge; Micro, Small and Medium Scale Enterprise Clinic; Miss Akwa Ibom Pageant, Commissioning of projects, Swearing-in of the new Chairman of Akwa Ibom State Council of Chiefs and Special Thanksgiving Service for the 30th Anniversary of the State and 57th Independence of Nigeria to be held at Ibom Hall Grounds, Uyo on Sunday 24th September, 2017.
Among the projects to be commissioned include; the 400 million capacity Syringe Factory and 300,000 Metering Factory in ONNA; the general hospital in Etinan as well as inspection of Micro, Small and Medium Scale Exhibition at the Ibom Hall Grounds.
The grand finale will witness a March Past/Cultural Display at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium on Saturday 23rd September by 10am as well as the State anniversary Banquet/Award Night, same day at Le Meridien Hotel and Golf Resort by 7pm.
The branding Information Boss used the occasion to unfold the 30th anniversary State logo while his Culture and Tourism counterpart, explained the significance of “Orange”, which is the state colour and the “#OrangeSeptember” slogan.
Happy 30th Anniversary Celebrations, our motherland, Akwa Ibom State.