The chairman, Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly Committee on Information and member, representing Etinan State Constituency has applauded the commissioner for information and strategy, Comrade Ini Ememobong, on his laudable initiatives and outstanding performance in office.
Barr Aniefiok Denis made this known, Sunday, at his Shelter Afrique residence, when the commissioner for information and strategy, Ememobong led the permanent secretary, Akparawa James Edet and other management staff of the Ministry on a birthday visit to him.
Denis, who expressed surprise at the visit, said he did everything to suppress any kind of celebration concerning his birthday but could not stop the commissioner and his team from visiting him because Ememobong is a major stakeholder in the state, whose initiatives and good works have received widespread commendation and applause.
“We admire your initiatives and good works, Comrade Ini Ememobong and I want to tell you that we are trying to copy from you. We are doing all to emulate you and I want to say to you, please do not stop the good works,” Denis stated.
“We have been here when your predecessors were in the office, and we can say that, you have surpassed what they did with this your birthday initiative. I have come to accept 27th February as my birthday and I sincerely appreciate you and all your directors for coming to my house to celebrate me on this special day,” he added.
The House Committee chairman extended the appreciation of his wife and his entire family to Ememobong and his team and prayed the good Lord to bless them, cause celebration to be their portion and prosper the Ministry of Information and Strategy beyond bounds.
Speaking, the commissioner for information and strategy, Comrade Ini Ememobong, said as a customary practice of the ministry to celebrate all its stakeholders on special occasions, the management staff had come to the house of Barr Aniefiok Denis Akpan to felicitate and share with him his birthday.
The commissioner said apart from being his learned senior colleague, the House Committee chairman on Information has been very dependable and supportive to the Ministry especially during the annual budget defense where he provides guidance and ensures smooth process of the exercise for the Ministry.
He thanked House Committee chairman for being a good friend to him and the Ministry of Information and Strategy at large and prayed the Almighty God to bless him on his new age and grant him many more happy and impactful years ahead.
“And so on behalf of the permanent secretary, Akparawa James Edet, the management and all the directors in the Ministry, I wish you a happy birthday and many happy returns, and pray that you will live to see many impactful and happy years ahead,” Ememobong added.
The event, which featured the singing of birthday songs and presentation of gifts to the House Committee chairman, Barr Aniefiok Denis Akpan, was witnessed by the publicity secretary of the State PDP, Comrade Borono Bassey and directors in the Ministry including: the director of Public Relations, Mrs. Grace Akpan; the director of Administration, Mrs. Tiuba Nduonofit; the director of Strategy, Mr Joseph Etem and the director of Finance and Accounts, Mrs. Stella Akpanekwere.