Akwa Ibom gov inaugurates Asan Ibibio building
Akwa Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel, yesterday, recorded another enduring legacy of his administration in the traditional institution with the inauguration of a 2,500-capacity ‘Asan Ibibio’ edifice, for Ibibio people of the state.
Inaugurating the structure at Ikot Oku Ikono, Uyo, Emmanuel explained that the edifice was built to strengthen the heritage, as well as unity of Ibibio people and, by extension, Akwa Ibom State.
The governor called on the people to shun divisiveness and fragmentation of the Ibibio nationality, describing such as deviation from ideals of Ibibio forebears, who paid no attention to trivial differences that may end up segmenting the Ibibio nation, which forms the fourth largest ethnic group in Nigeria.
“Ibibio connotes the entire Akwa Ibom. Ibibio does not refer to the tribal sentiments some people are trying to play with now.
“We had the likes of Sampson Udoidiong, Godwill Akpabio, Victor Attah and others, who formed what was then called the Ibibio State Union, with which they started agitation for the state we have today.”