Emotions as Akpabio bids farewell to Akwa Ibom indigenes in Diaspora
EMOTIONS were on display during the recent Town Hall meeting of the 2014 Akwa Ibom State Association of Nigeria (AKISAN), convention, held in Scottdale, Arizona, USA, when Governor Godswill Akpabio bid farewell to the people of the state in the Diaspora. The people were moved to tears when Governor Godswill Akpabio, while enumerating the achievements of his administration, mentioned that the occasion marked his final attendance at the annual convention as the Chief Executive of Akwa Ibom State. In enumerating his achievements in the last seven years, the Governor noted that one of his greatest legacies is that he has been able to achieve unity among Akwa Ibom people like never before, and promoting socio-economic and political advancement for the state in the Nigerian nation. His uncommon transformation programme, the Governor said, had seen to infrastructural renaissance, rural transformation, humancapital development through the free and compulsory education and other empowerment policies of his administration. Under his administration, Chief Akpabio mentioned that healthcare had received great boost, as he ensured free medical treatment for pregnant women, children from age zero to six and the elderly in the society. In addition to providing necessary financial and equipment needs for existing government hospitals, the governor said he built five new general hospitals, recruited, trained and empowered doctors.
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