By Iyabo Aina
UYO—The Chancellor, Akpabio Centre for Leadership, Bassey James, has urged Akwa Ibom State citizens to rally round Governor Udom Emmanuel, describing him as a gift from God to the state.
The Chancellor, in a chat with newsmen, said, “When he came in as the SSG, we knew that this kind of product cannot just come and go. As a banker, I knew that his energy would be harnessed for development of our people to create new strength and energy to develop the economy of the state. Akwa Ibom is very strategic today, not just in Nigeria, but in Africa as a whole. I think we are happy that Emmanuel is the governor today.
“Governor Emmanuel has been emphasising on human capacity development, re-engineering and reconstructing the state. I can assure Nigerians that in less than one year. Emmanuel will give most states in the country a very good run for their money.”