by Nsisong James
From his emergence as Governor of Akwa Ibom State, the people has experienced automatic peace and graced filled prosperity. A prosperity that is visible, accessible and sustainable. A prosperity of intellectual wealth, peace and harmony.
If I may go further into comparison, the last 8 years of the past administration (2007 – 2015), the people were reduced to mendicant, paupers who lived by begging, in other words looking up to one man, asking for what is already theirs.
To the fools that was the way to prosperity. But to the wise, they saw acute poverty and modern slavery.
According to Calvin Coolidge, “Prosperity is only an instrument to be used, not a deity to be worshipped” and this was what the ignorant Akwa Ibomites experienced. Many saw the past administration as God and worshipped in default.
But in the era of Udom Emmanuel as Governor of Akwa Ibom State, the people are now lords of their kingdom, Dukes of their empire, CEO’s of their businesses.
This has confirm the spoken words of a notable New Zealand historian, Ruth Miriam Ross who said and I quote;
“All prosperity begins in the mind and is dependent only on the full use of our creative imagination”.
Truly this is exactly what an average Akwa Ibomite need which Governor Udom Emmanuel has infused in us today.
According to John C. Maxwell, “A leader is someone who knows the way, goes the way and shows the way”. And Governor Udom Emmanuel is that true leader for Akwa Ibom.
Akwa Ibom people are known for many things namely;
1. Peaceful people (which we are experiencing in this administration)
2. Hardwork (which is the dakkada spirit)
3. Determination (the “can do” spirit)
4. Integrity (the part of Akwa Ibomite that was almost destroyed 8 years ago)
5. Greatness (Akwa Ibomites are always outstanding in everything)
Today, we are towing the road of greatness, tranquility and calmness. Today we can eat and be satisfied. Today we can sleep with our eyes closed, doors open and windows without protectors.
Today we can go to our various businesses without fear of been kidnapped or assassinated
Today we can access prosperity as right not privilege. Today we can beat our chest and say we are Akwa Ibomite anyway, anytime.
Today our mothers and children can access free medical healthcare with state of arts modern facilities and dedicated medical practitioners.
Today our public schools are now better than even the private schools. Today our public school pupils and students can now challenge other mates outside the State and country without fear or intimidation because they are now bold to take a step of greatness.
Today Akwa Ibom no more depend on Mobil as the only, I mean “only” company/industry that fresh graduates were cueing to be employed as casual staffs to get crumps for a living.
Today the youth now look inwards, think deeply and manifest prosperity from the within to the outside.
TODAY, I AM SO PROUD THAT AKWA IBOM STATE WHICH I COME FROM IS BLESSED WITH INDUSTRIES THAT OUR NOT POLITICALLY POSITIONED BUT CAN STAND ON THEIR OWN.
Akwa Ibom is great.
Akwa Ibom is going places
Akwa Ibom is a land full of opportunities
Akwa Ibom is a state personally owned by God.
There is no other state we will call our own apart from our dear state Akwa Ibom.
It is “Only God” who gave us a man of peace in 2015. It is “Only God” who sent “Emmanuel” to Akwa Ibom people, to remind us that He is still with us. Udom Emmanuel is God sent. Udom Emmanuel is with Akwa Ibom State and Udom Emmanuel is the Man for Akwa Ibom State
Let’s come together and do the right thing. At most, for the peace we enjoy in our state today.
AKWA IBOM IS OF GOD; NO MAN IS GOD