Akwa [email protected]: Jonathan thumps up Emmanuel on achievements 

Akwa Ibom state Governor Emmanuel Udom

Former Nigerian President Dr. Ebele Jonathan has commended Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom state for his contributions to the infrastructural development in the state.

The ex-president also lauded other past leaders of the state in recognition of their contributions to the milestone achievements.

Jonathan, who was special guest of honour, spoke during the State Banquet, organised by the Akwa Ibom state government on Saturday, at the Ibom Icon Hotels and Golf Resorts, Uyo, as part of activities marking the 35th anniversary celebration of the state. 

The former president acknowledged that there were visible improvement in the areas of physical infrastructure and other basic amenities across local government areas, within the period of 35 years. 

“I will say that Akwa Ibom state, which was carved out of the old Cross River state is one of the states that has met the expectations of her people in fulfilling the reasons for her creation. If you have been coming to Akwa Ibom within this period of 35 years, you would agree that people from the state would always thank God for the creation of this state.” 

While commending the efforts of the current governor in laying a solid foundation for future development of the state, Jonathan called on politicians to shun politics of violence and division, and team up with the governor to ensure that state continues to remain a centre of positive reference. 

“Governor Emmanuel has done very well, therefore the youth can no longer afford to be laid back, and in this election season, I charge the young ones to be vigilant to ensure that their choices are not thwarted, ” Jonathan said. 

Earlier in his remarks, Mr. Emmanuel said his administration has connected with the people at the grassroots level through the provision of healthcare facilities and other live touching projects. 

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