By; PATRICK TITUS, Uyo
Governor Udom Emmanuel has said that his administration will in the next four years, redouble efforts and transform Akwa Ibom State into a city whose economy will be the envy of all, while government will indeed be a force for good and not one for ill.
Emmanuel stated this in his message to the people of the state as they celebrate the Easter which marks the death of resurrection of Jesus Christ who died on the Cross of Calvary to pay the price for sins of mankind on earth.
The Governor who listed his administration’s score card in the first term in office, however thanked people for being supportive to his government hoped for continue support and prayers to make succeed more in second term.
Assuring the people of better days ahead, Governor Emmanuel said, “You know we don’t tell lies to achieve political mileage, you know we do what we say we will do, and not engage in a vain-glorious dance just to receive applause but rather are on the course for sustainable development.
“In our Second Term which we are gearing to commence on May 29, this year, we will work twice as hard to sustain and expand the layers of good governance, touching lives, challenging our people to further rise to the faith of our greatness and show as I have always emphasized, that government can indeed be a force for good and not one for ill.
“We will, as enunciated in our 2019 Manifesto, dedicate ourselves to the Completion Agenda predicated still on massive industrialization push, infrastructural expansion, more investments put into ensuring our children are prepared through quality education that will get them ready for the 21 Century, our health care delivery will continue to expand, agriculture and tourism will receive the necessary boost, we will work to provide power for all, build human capacity, expand our job opportunities and wealth creation mechanisms.
“We will continue to engender in our youths an entrepreneurial or ownership mind-set and ensure that our women are encouraged through soft loans to expand their businesses of trading and other small and medium scale businesses.
“In short, we will work to build a State whose economy will be the envy of all. I urge you as always to continue to pray for us and support our determined efforts to use our resources to build a solid economy for our people”, Governor Emmanuel stated.
The state chief executive picked inspiration from the 6th United States President, saying “Let me end this broadcast by quoting the inspiring words of the 6th United States President, John Quincy Adams “if your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, you are a leader”.
He called on the people of the state to allow their actions beginning from the Easter celebrations and beyond to inspire them to love more, be more united and do more to advance the interest as people of common entity.