Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom has promised to fight corruption in his government by ensuring that accountability and transparency guides him in the day to day running of his administration.
Udom, who took over from governor Godswill Akpabio as the fourth civilian governor of the state in his 13 points inaugural speech said, his administration would work to attract federal presence to the state by relating well with the federal government at the center.
He pledged not to fail in his electioneering promises by seeing to development of all sections of the state through industrialisation and development of the rural areas of the state.
He therefore charged the people of the state to eschew al tendencies that would bring about ethnicity, stressing that, such would not make for quick and equitable development of the state, noting that, his administration would vehemently resist such moves.
The former Secretary to the state government extended his hands of fellowship to other political parties to join in building a new Akwa Ibom state.
“I stand before you today not as a master but as a servant and not as a boss, but as a co-labourer, I accept with great humility and sense of responsibility the mandate you have freely given to me. We shall be firm but will be fair to all,” he said.
As part of his first assignment, he re-named the state stadium from The Nest of Champions to Godswill Akpabio International stadium.
Earlier, the former governor of the state, Godwill Akpabio said he was quitting the state without holding anything against anybody in the state, noting that, “I have run the race and have finished my course.”


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