Akpabio, Eno Reiterate Commitment To Development of Akwa Ibom State


By Abdullateef Bamgbose

President of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio, on Thursday, reiterated his resolve to use his good offices, in collaboration with the Governor Umo Eno-led administration in Akwa Ibom, to promote the unity, development and peace of the state.

Akpabio, stated this while receiving in courtesy, the Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Pastor Eno and members of the National Assembly across party lines, in his residence.

The Senate President was joined by his wife and former First Lady of Akwa Ibom State, Ekaette, to receive the August visitors.

The visit was to commemorate the Senate President’s first year in office, having been elected as the number three citizen on 13th June, 2023 and the celebration of 25 years of unbroken democracy in Nigeria since 1999.

A statement by Special Assistant on Media to the Senate President, Jackson Udom, quoted him as saying, “I am very happy to receive you with your entourage, made up of Akwa Ibom lawmakers in the 10th National Assembly across party lines. It shows that we are one as indigenes of Akwa Ibom State, deliberately working for the unity, peace and development of our dear state, without any consideration for party differences.

“As a former governor of the state and now the President of the Senate, I am more than committed to working with you and your government in the overall interest of our people. I thank you and your team for this visit and honor.”

In his brief response , Governor Eno, thanked the Senate President for the warm reception even at a very short notice, saying “,on this day, 13th June 2023, I was here in this Blue Palour. A year after, I am here again in this same Blue Palour. By this time next year, I will be here to also mark this day, if Jesus Christ tarries.

“We are here today, to celebrate your first year in office as our Senate President and to further reassure you of the determination and commitment of my administration to collaborate with the Senate under your leadership and the Federal Government, led by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, in the interest of our people back home and in the diaspora. “

Umo was accompanied on the visit by serving members of the National Assembly and a former member of the House of Representatives, namely: Senator Ekong Sampson, Hon. Unyime Idem, Hon Paul Ekpo, Hon. Mark Esset, Hon. Clement Jimbo, Hon. Dr Patrick Umoh, Hon. Martin Esin, Hon. Uduak Odudoh, Hon. Ime Okon, Hon. Emmanuel Ukpong Udo, Hon. Okpollum Etteh and Rt Hon Onofiok Luke.


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