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Democracy has paid off – Akpabio

AKWA Ibom State Governor, Chief Godswill Akpabio, weekend, urged Nigerians to be thankful to God for the dividends of democracy that they were enjoying in the country. He said, looking back over the last 13 years, Nigeria has made some modest achievements.

Akpabio, who made the assertion in Abuja after being conferred with the Honourary Fellow Award of the Nigerian Institute of Town Planners, NITP, said Nigerians should avoid a blanket condemnation of democracy as it led to the development of various sectors of the economy.

Represented by his deputy, Mr. Nsima Ekere, the governor said even as he was aware of the achievements of his other colleagues across the country, the infrastructural development in Akwa Ibom State in the last five years has been phenomenal and unprecedented.

He cited achievements of the administration to include free and compulsory education; construction of 205 roads covering over 1,000 kilometres; building of five brand new general hospitals and a soon-to-be completed International Specialist Hospital.


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