29th May, 2023
New Akwa Ibom governor, Umo Eno, on Monday pledged to make the improve security, education, health and the welfare of the civil servants a priority of his administration.
Umo Eno made the pledge on Monday after he was sworn in as the fifth Executive Governor of Akwa Ibom by the Chief Judge of the state, Justice Ekaette Obot.
Speaking at the event held at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, Uyo, Eno called on all Akwa Ibom people to join hands with him to build the state to an enviable height.
He promised to create an enable environment for investors to lift Akwa Ibom people out of poverty as he assumed the mantle of leadership.
Eno promised a golden era for Akwa Ibom, saying his government would usher a new era of peace and security for the state.
The governor urged the people to support his ARISE agenda to build on the legacies of the immediate past governor, Mr Udom Emmanuel.
He said he would be the governor of all Akwa Ibom people irrespective of their political affiliations.
“I am in awe of the grace that has located me. I am in awe of the grace of God upon my life. I am sure together, we will usher in the golden era for our state.
“As we begin this government, we will invite all Akwa Ibomites to arise to the feat of greatness with our ARISE agenda from investment in agriculture, healthcare services, education; we will ensure that we continue changing the narratives of our state.
“We will continue to support our state civil servants, and we will ensure that their welfare becomes paramount. We will continue to build on the successes of Udom Emmanuel’s administration.
“We will tackle insecurity and we will ensure that Akwa Ibom continues to remain peaceful. We are resolved to ensure we fight insecurity in our state because we have the assurance of the security agencies to continue and improve upon what they are doing currently,” he said.
Eno, who commended Emmanuel for supporting him against all odds, applauded the people for their support of his candidacy.
He appealed to Emmanuel not to desert him after he exits office, as he would continue to seek his wise counsel.
Eno said he never believed he could be a Governor of Akwa Ibom because he had no aspiration for the office of the governor, added that the grace of God has placed him on the current position to govern the state
The governor said he would ensure the development of agriculture, education and empowerment of Akwa Ibom youth.
The chief judge had sworn in Sen. Akon Eyakenyi as the deputy governor of the state. (NAN) (www.nannews.ng)