By Tony Nyong
UYO—Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Finance, Akwa Ibom State,  Elder Nse Ekefre, has commended Governor Gods-will Akpabio, the Deputy Governor, Mr. Nsima Ekere, and Secretary to the State Government, Mr. Umana Umana, for the fast pace of development in the state.

Speaking while receiving members of the Niger Delta Youth Forum, weekend, he said: “We are all witnesses to what Akpabio has done in Akwa Ibom State.

“We can, therefore, conclude that he is God sent.”
: the roads, the airport, the health sector, education, electricity, portable water, drainage, and the general well being of the people.

He told the group that Akpabio was set to complete unfinished projects in all the local government areas. He urged the youths to build up security around such projects in their communities.

Ekefre, former Director of Budget, however, appealed to the  group to act as agents of change to spread the news of the administration’s readiness to deliver dividends of democracy to the other citizenry who may have been ill-informed of government’s plan for the entire youths in the state.

He said: “The people of Akwa Ibom State have seen and are appreciative of the level of infrastructural development undertaken by the Akpabio government, the loyalty offered by the Deputy Governor, and the support provided by the Secretary to the State Government.”

Earlier, the leader of the group Mr. Ubong Ekwere, who spoke on behalf of the Niger Delta Youth Forum said they in Uyo, the State capital to pay homage to the Permanent Secretary, a member of the Uyo Lions Club, whose philantropism, and quiet support to the administration of Chief Akpabio has given them the faith in the governor’s style of leadership.

The group noted that they were in the office of the newly sworn in Permanent Secretary to officially declare their support to the government for which he was a part of and to assure him that henceforth the group will spread the message of the giant strides of the government to all crannies of the world.

Government projects located in their various localities the group emphasized would also be taken as projects undertaken through the sweats, and guarded with the same zeal to encourage the government to do more for them.


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