The Ibibio Community residing in Cross River State have praised the development strides of His Excellency’ Governor Udom Gabriel Emmanuel for his effort to position the State among the economically viable states in the South South Region.
Obong Engr. Solomon Jessey, Patron of the Socio-cultural association made the remark at the 2020 Get-Together and Award Night held at the Zoo Garden Hotels, Mary Slessor Avenue, Calabar.
He cited Kings Floor Mill in Mkpok Okad Village in Onna L.G.A and Ibom Air currently flying to five cities in Nigeria as signature projects of his administration that bear testimonies of his prudent management of funds accrued to the state which has made Akwa Ibom stand tall among comity of states in the Country.
In his contribution, the President of Ibibio Community in Cross River State, Elder Friday Etie who spoke on-behalf of the Patriarch, Chief Anietie Ikat, thanked Engr. Ebong A. Bassey and other awardees’ for championing the peaceful co-existence of Ibibio Ethnic Group and her Cross River host from Obudu to Bakassi without rancor since the creation of Akwa Ibom.
The occasion which featured rich cultural heritage of Ibibio People was low keyed and conducted under strict compliance with the Covid-19 protocols.