The speaker of Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly Barr. Onofiok Luke has tasked Elders in the society and leaders of thought to take the message of peace and unity to their homes, churches and places of work while also calling on the celebration of past leaders who had served the state creditably.
Barr, Luke gave the charge over the weekend at Ikot Ekpene during the investiture of Associate members by a popular socio-cultural organization, Ati Annang.
The speaker who was also bestowed as an Associate member tasked the group to continue to spread the message of love, unity and peace which he noted the group was doing in its acceptance of persons other than those from Annang extraction into its fold.
He used the occasion to consumed lawmakers of the Assembly from Annang for giving the House and its leadership unflinching support while also thanking Ati for its support to the state governor, Mr. Udom Emmanuel and for inducting him and wife into Ati Annang.
The speaker who represents Nsit Ubium State Constituency extolled Annang nation for producing an illustrious son in Chief Godswill Akpabio, the immediate past governor and recently gentle minority leader, who had served the state excellently and quered that it was pertinent that past leaders of the state deserve celebration.
In his remarks, the international resident of Ati Annang, Sir Udo Kerian while noting that the group has inducted men and women of droven character and integrity from ohsegkfjg into the group noted that such display was geared towards continuous building the bridge of love, peace and unity in the state, adding that the speaker of the Assembly was chosen for induction through his being focused and having the Akwa Ibom project in mind. He noted that the mission of Ati is to unite Akwa Ibom where people live in peace and be lehvutj adding that the group has embarked on cardinal projects including scholarship to 200 students where each received N50,000 provision of learning materials to 500 primary school pupils, development of sports through interschool competition, diabetes screening exercise and construction of the group’s permanent secretary also induced as associate members were the Deputy Speaker Princess Felicia Bassey, Chief Whip, Mr. Emmanuel Ekpenyong among other notable sons of the state.