Akwa Ibom State Commissioner for Special Duties, Rt. Hon. Okpolupm Etteh and Special Assistant to Governor Udom Emmanuel on Media, Prince Emmanuel Sam, who bagged Excellent Awards and chieftaincy titles of ‘Obong Nsehe Uyo’ from the Uyo Traditional Rulers Council (TRC), have praised the new Paramount Ruler of Uyo, Edidem Sylvanus Okon, for adding value to governance.
In his remarks at the Unity Park, Udo Udoma Avenue, Uyo, venue of the grand coronation of Edidem Okon as Paramount Ruler of Uyo, the Commissioner, who was represented by the Special Adviser to the Chairman of Oron Local Government Council on Chieftaincy and Culture, Mr. Jimmy Okon, expressed gratitude to the royal father for the honour bestowed on him, saying that he was impressed by warm reception accorded to him.
While commending the TRC for its contribution in ensuring peace in the state, Rt. Hon. Etteh said no material gift could match the title on him and assured that the honour will not be in vein.
The Commissioner urged the people of Uyo to continue in their support to the administration of Governor Udom Emmanuel, maintaining that there was need to celebrate the Governor for his industrialization drive and governance.
He said the conferment of the title on him and other deserving sons and daughters of the state was to further strengthen the bond of love, peace and unity among residents of the area.
Also speaking, Prince Sam, expressed appreciation to the TRC and said the honour was the result of their selfless service to the people of Uyo and Akwa Ibom State, noting that “honesty and hard work were the basic requirements for the revered title of Obong Nsehe Uyo.”
He said he was humbled by the honour and promised to uphold the dignity and integrity of the exalted title entrusted him by the TRC.
The Uyo Paramount Ruler conferred the title on Rt. Hon. Etteh and Prince Sam in recognition of their contributions to the growth and development of humanity and Uyo Local Government Area.
The Commissioner also holds the chieftaincy titles of Iberedem Ikono, Obong Uforo Esit Eket, Nta Nta Ekpene Ukim, Offong Ubeiadai of Mbo, among others.