Akwa Ibom State Governor Pastor Umo Eno and Senate President Godswill Akpabio have promised to collaborate with the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources (Gas) Obongemem Ekperikpe Ekpo to jointly develop the state despite political affiliations.
Speaking at the Thanksgiving Mass in honour of the Minister of State Petroleum Resources (Gas), Mr Ekperikpe Ekpo, held at Our Lady of Mercy Chaplaincy, Mercy Hospital, Abak Local Government Area, Eno disclosed that he attended the event to celebrate with a son of Akwa Ibom whom God has elevated as a Minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
He maintained that the State under his leadership would continue to celebrate every Akwa Ibom indigene who attained a milestone irrespective of political affiliation.
Eno observed that it was unprecedented to have Akwa Ibom indigene across party lines happily and peacefully seated under one roof.
He noted that the gathering was rare in the history of the State adding that he desired to ensure that the feat remains the Akwa Ibom story.
Eno who had earlier received the minister on a courtesy visit at Government House, Uyo, assured that the State will support and collaborate with the Minister to engender development for the State and nation.
He appreciated President Bola Tinubu for appointing several Akwa Ibom indigenes into various positions in his administration.
The Governor also used the opportunity to appreciate the Senate President, Chief Godswill Akpabio, for assisting Akwa Ibom people to serve at the national level.
“We thank God for giving us somebody at that level who will always work for the interest of the nation and also remember Akwa Ibom State because charity must begin at home.”
He assured everyone that with focus on the A-R-I-S-E Agenda, the State will continue to remain on the fast lane of development to the benefit of every well-meaning Akwaibomite.
The President of the Senate, Chief Godswill Akpabio, appreciated Eno for his exemplary leadership and assured him that he will support his administration by attracting developments to the State.
In his message, the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources (Gas) Obongemem Ekperikpe Ekpo, appreciated God for his appointment and promised to diligently serve the nation and partner with the state government for development.