The All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate for Akwa Ibom North West Senatorial District, Senator Godswill Akpabio has congratulated government and people of Akwa Ibom State on the 35th anniversary.
The Tabloid.net gathered that Akwa Ibom State was created in 1987 alongside Katsina State by the military regime of the former Head of State, General Ibrahim Babangida.
A statement signed by Akpabio Chief Press Secretary, Mr Jackson Udom quoted him as saying “from the year our dear state was created 35 years ago, successive governments, which I had the privilege to head one, had put in their best to make the state what it is today”.
The former Senate Minority Leader added, “Much progress has been made in the area of education, health, social and economic development, and as far as I know, the best is yet to come for our beloved state and our dear country.”
The two-term governor of the state from 2007 to 2015 reflected that his tenure witnessed what he called the era of Uncommon Transformation, when, he maintained, development in all facets of lives was unleashed on the state with direct effects on the people.
“Let me, therefore, congratulate the Governor, Members of the State Executive Council, Lawmakers, Royal Fathers, Stakeholders and Citizens of our dear state on this 35th Anniversary of our statehood,”he said.
The former presidential aspirant also prayed for peace, unity and development of the state, saying” let us as a people continue to embrace the slogan of Forward Ever, Backward Never in the development strides of our dear state.”