The Senate president has again commended Gov Udom Emmanuels sterling leadership qualities which has brought massive developments in Akwa Ibom.
Alhaji Ahmed Lawan spoke at the weekend, when he joined Emmanuel and other dignitaries to inaugurate a 1.3km Ifa Ikot Akpan Road, Etoi, and a multipurpose recreational complex, initiated and completed by Senator Bassey Albert in Uyo.
Lawan said despite belonging to different political platforms, he was happy to attest to the good leadership attributes of the state governor.
“Gov Udom Emmanuel has placed the interest of the nation as a top priority, and he is a partner of development in the country.”
The Senate president described the multi-purpose recreational complex as a project with dual capacity that will provide physical fitness and mental development, and called on the people of the state to take advantage of its numerous advantages.
Lawan also extolled the leadership qualities of Senator Bassey Albert as a pacesetter, a man of vision and a patriotic leader who puts the interest of his constituents first.
He recalled a bill co-sponsored by Senator Bassey Albert to amend the deep offshore and Inland Basin Production Sharing Contract which became a law, adding that his performance in the Senate demonstrates exemplary attributes of a passionate leader.
“I am pleased to be here, for me this is homecoming. We are here to thank God for what our colleague, Senator Bassey Albert Akpan, has achieved here for the people of his senatorial district.
“This multipurpose complex is not only for sports, but for education and learning as well, what we have here is both physical fitness and mental development.
“I want to add that the people of this senatorial district and the State should take advantage of it.
For us in the Senate it is our constituency first, because you voted for us, and you voted for Bassey Albert and I am so proud of him.
Gov Udom Emmanuel joined Albert in thanking God for making the projects executed by the senator come to fruition to the benefit of Akwa Ibom people, adding that the multipurpose recreational complex would serve as an alternative for tourists to relax in the state.
The governor, who described the project as befitting the purpose, prayed God for peace and development, and urged the people to take advantage of the project and also safeguard it for posterity.
I want to thank God for the multipurpose recreational complex that has been dedicated to God and I want to join my voice in saying that this place shall be for peace, tranquility and development of our people.
The senator for Akwa Ibom North-East, Senator Bassey Albert appreciated God and reflected on His mercies upon his life, stating that he is a man God has shown mercy throughout his life.
Albert stated that the project was designed to meet the needs of the people in the state, adding that 30 pioneer students will be presented certificates from the ICT centre, among other benefits to be derived from the multi-purpose complex.
There is nothing as good as thanking God in the presence of the congregation of believers, to thank the only God that has been there for you from the beginning and most especially if you find a man that God has helped.
“I am one man that God has helped. Where you are going to commission today seats on three-hectares of land with a standard football field, ICT centre to drill people on digital proficiency and we will present certificates to first 30 graduands who benefited from the International Certified Training, the senator noted.