A renowned youth leader and National President of Youth Leaders of Oil Producing Communities of the Niger Delta Region, Ambassador Francis Eno, has felicitated the Senate President of Nigeria, Senator Godswill Akpabio, as he marked his 61st birthday celebration in Uyo on Saturday.
In the same vein, Obong Eno, who is also the Obong Mkparawa of Ekid, has called for support, prayers and solidarity for the Oku Ibom Ibibio, His Eminence, Ntenyin Solomon Etuk, as he assumes the office of the President General of Akwa Ibom State Supreme Council of Traditional Rulers
Addressing journalists on Sunday in Uyo, Eno recalled the enormous services rendered by Senator Akpabio as governor of Akwa Ibom State and is still rendering to Nigeria as Senate President, and urged Akwa Ibom people and Nigerians to give him all necessary support to succeed in his current assignment.
According to him, “Senator Akpabio is a destiny child whose sojourn on earth is divinely guided; he is such a personality who makes a marked difference anywhere he finds himself; he had performed well as governor, as a senator, as a minister, and now as Senate President; he is our pride, and I believe so much that God has a purpose for him on earth and it must come to fruition.”
On the ascension of Oku Ibom Ibibio as the President General of the Akwa Ibom State Supreme Council of Traditional Rulers, Eno said, “Akwa Ibom will now be more visible, with tremendous impact on the activities of the traditional institution at the national level. I believe his ascension is the wish of our people, and we must not just support him but pray fervently for his successful reign. He is the patriarch of the Ibibios and father of all.”
Ambassador Eno also used the occasion to salute the lkpoto Oro, Chief Edet Amana, who recently added a year to his sojourn on earth, describing him as a man who has sacrificed so much for humanity and prayed God to bless him with good health and longevity.
He used the occasion to urge youths to remain steadfast in their support for Governor Umo Eno. He stressed that his few months in office indicate that Akwa Ibom State has arrived at the much-desired Golden Era.