The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has congratulated Akwa-Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel, on his recognition as one of the 100 inspiring individuals in Africa in the 2021 African Regional Awards.
This was expressed in a statement on Monday by Kola Ologbondiyan, National Publicity Secretary of the party.
According to him, the recognition by the African Regional Journal is a well-deserved and resounding testament of Governor Udom Emmanuel’s unique leadership proficiencies and laudable achievements in all critical sectors, in line with the manifesto of the PDP.
He said PDP was very proud of Governor Emmanuel’s efforts in stabilizing Akwa-Ibom State to create an enabling peaceful atmosphere for enhanced productivity as well as harmonious living in a multifarious state.
Kola further stated that “PDP celebrates Governor Emmanuel’s giant strides in human capital and infrastructural developments in critical sectors, including manufacturing, food production, aviation, maritime, real estate, commerce, retailing, energy, education, healthcare, hospitality, among others.
“Governor Emmanuel’s feat in the establishment and successful management of highly specialized ventures such as the Ibom Air, Ibom Deep Sea Port, Ibom Industrial Park/Jetty in addition to power, refinery and gas processing plants as well as state of the art health facilities in the state.
“These laudable achievements showed that, with the right type of leadership, Nigeria can indeed achieve success in such critical areas.”
According to him, the award reinforces “our counsel to the Federal Government to understudy Governor Emmanuel’s leadership template in Akwa-Ibom as a model for national cohesion, rapid economic recovery, job creation, infrastructural development, ventures in specialized sectors and prudent management of resources.”
The PDP urged him to see the recognition as a call to redouble his effort in the development of not only his state but the nation at large.