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Citizens commend inter-ministerial briefings by Akwa Ibom ovt

By By Inemesit Akpan-Nsoh, Uyo
19 March 2023   |   4:51 am
Citizens have continued to commend Akwa Ibom State Government for its ongoing inter-ministerial briefings.

Edidem Sylvanus Okon, the paramount ruler of Uyo. PIX: Crystal Express

Citizens have continued to commend Akwa Ibom state Government for its ongoing inter-ministerial briefings.

The briefings, held at the Emerald Events Centre, Uyo, ended its first session on Thursday.

Representatives of various groups, who participated at the briefing, gave their commendations after the exercise.

One of the monarchs that participated, Edidem Sylvanus Okon, the paramount ruler of Uyo, said: “This briefing has clearly enlightened the public on what some people may not have known. I thank Governor Udom Emmanuel for the things he has done to better a lot of the people of the state.

“This kind of programme should be carried out regularly so that the people can follow the activities and projects of the government as they happen till they reach completion.”

Another monarch, Amos Daniel Akpan, the paramount ruler of Ukanafun, expressed satisfaction with the number of professional bodies, civil society organisations and youth and women groups invited to ask questions on the different sectors of the economy and for inviting royal fathers to share their thoughts on governance, adding that the inter-ministerial briefing should be made a regular event.

Representative of the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA), Akwa Ibom State branch, Sembenghe Ekanem, commended the co-ordinating Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Ini Ememobong, for hosting the briefings successfully and described him as a faithful servant, while the President of the Akwa Ibom Youth Council, Theodore Williams, lauded Ememebong’s pace-setting role.

The Dean, Faculty of Media and Communication Studies, Prof. Peter Esuh, in his presentation on Governance, Leadership and Responsibility, said the Inter-Ministerial briefing was a component of a responsible government and described the Commissioner for Information and Strategy as “One man who means well for Akwa Ibom State.”

Chairman, Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Akwa Ibom State Council, Amos Etuk; and  Chairman, State Correspondents Chapel, Comrade Idongesit Ashameri, expressed appreciation to the state government for the scorecard presented on the different sectors and commended the planning committee for the well organised first phase of the inter-ministerial briefing.