Akwa Ibom State governor, Udom Emmanuel has come out to hail residents for their understanding and solidarity amid the coronavirus pandemic in the state.
He revealed this in a recent broadcast to commemorate the 2020 Easter celebration in the state.
According to him, he thanks everyone in the state for their cooperation in the battle against the disease and he appreciates them for making the huge sacrifice of remaining indoors.
He added that the coronavirus lockdown period is an opportunity for us to look up to God for help and lock our faith in Him perpetually.
His words, “It is unthinkable that our Churches, businesses, offices and shops have been closed down. This is indeed a huge sacrifice. We thank you for enduring the pains. But you must remember that this season offers all of us in this lockdown the opportunity to look up to God for help and lock our faith in Him perpetually”
“We should, therefore, ensure that not one person in our neighbourhood is deprived of this essential ingredient under this lockdown which circumstances have forced upon us. Let us bridge the gap of social distancing with the cords of God’s love in sharing our foods and groceries with our neighbours”.
“Because your headache is my headache, and what ails or afflicts you also afflicts me, I have made elaborate plans for relief materials to be given to our people across the State. The food items, such as Flour were sourced from our flour mill, the rice, from our rice mills in Ini and Garri from our processing plants located in all the senatorial districts of the State.
“It is a moment such as this, that has borne out the vision I brought to the state, to make us food sufficient and ensure that our staple food items are readily available and at an affordable price range. At the same time, our syringe manufacturing company has risen to the occasion producing medical consumables to meet the rising demands of the time. This, again, is the testament to our vision in health care delivery”.
“let us, therefore, look beyond Covid-19 to Calvary’s Cross for our help and salvation. “We must continue to stand together in unity as one people having one state and worshipping Only One God. We must turn again to the promise of Easter which is that what God did in the resurrection of Jesus, God will do again for this blessed State.
“This State is on the rise, our people are equally on the move, the leadership is people and Christ-Centric and our symphony of unity continue to ring louder and more enchanting. Let this lesson and impulse of love and amity drive us to find fortitude in our shared resolve and purpose in our common aspirations”.