Gov Udom & V P Osinbajo
On Sunday the government and people of Akwa Ibom State continued their 32nd birthday celebrations in Uyo, the state capital even as the Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo visited the state to grace the occasion.
While in the state Osinbajo attended a church service on Sunday with the state governor organized to mark the 32nd anniversary of the state creation in Uyo. There he preached and prayed for peace and blessings for the people of Akwa Ibom state.
The Vice-President pronounced blessings upon blessings on the state and his people for those residing in the state and outside the state. He said the celebration was not only about the state but for Nigeria in general.
In his message titled “For I believe God” Osinbajio said every prayer and blessings we proniounce today concerning Akwa Ibom state is for you the governor and the people of the state”.
Reading Deuteronomy 33 verse 25 “As your age is, so shall your strength be” Osinbajo decreed that as the age of the state increased so shall it strength also increase. He reiterated God’s promise for his children is that rather than diminished with age those who believed in him will continue to grow stronger both physically and mentally.
Governor Udom Emmanuel the chief host of the anniversary celebration revealed that God’s faithfulness had seen the state growing in leaps and bounds within the past 32 years, hence its people had lots of reasons to celebrate.
Kings Flour Mills, Onna, Akwa Ibom.
Udom said the Ibom Airline and other industries brought about in the last couple of years were indications that the state was making rapid progress.
According to the governor “For Akwa Ibom, we believe God and we have every reason to thank God for today. For 30 years, Akwa Ibom remains the only state in Africa where you can conveniently fly your own aircraft (Ibom Air) move anywhere you want. Why shouldn’t we thank God?”
Continuing Udom said, “We believe God that our agricultural revolution shall give us food sufficiently, we believe God that the massive industrialization that we are undertakening shall provide what we want and that this state shall be called righteous by all means”.
The Governor prophesised that everything God promised the state would be achieved because God is a faithful God that fulfills all his promises.
Udom thank the Vice-President Osinbajo for accepting to be present to inuauguirate some of the projects executed by his administration. Meanwhile, goodwill messages were received and acknowledges from the governors and people of Imo, Oyo, and Enugu states and was read on their behalf by the Governor of Abia State, Okezie Ikpeazu. (NAN)