In continuation of the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, the Governor of Akwa Ibom state, His Excellency, Mr. Udom Emmanuel, has approved that there should be no public gatherings to celebrate the 33rd anniversary of the creation of our dear Akwa Ibom State on 23 September, 2020.
This directive is in response to the difficulty that can be experienced in enforcing compliance with AKSG/NCDC/WHO COVID-19 guidelines and protocols during big state-wide celebrations. This decision is taken in the interest of public health and safety of the citizens of Akwa Ibom state. The health, lives and wellbeing of Akwa Ibomites must be prioritised over any celebrations.
The Governor however invites all citizens to deeply reflect on the historical struggle for the creation of our state and apply themselves to worthy causes that will continue to positively transform and uplift the name of our state.
God bless Akwa Ibom!
Dr Emmanuel Ekuwem
Secretary to the State Government & Chairman of COVID-19 Management Committee of Akwa Ibom State.