Good Governance: Nigerian Guild of Editors Confers Excellence Award on Gov Umo Eno
… describes him as Beacon of Hope for Nigeria, Media Friendly
Akwa Ibom State Governor, Pastor Umo Eno, has been honoured with an Excellence Award in good governance and Media-Friendly disposition by the Nigerian Guild of Editors.
The Governor was presented with the award by the NGE President, Mr. Eze Anaba, at a Gala night to conclude the 2023 All Nigerian Editors Conference, held at the Banquet Hall, Government House, Uyo, the Akwa Ibom State capital.
Receiving the Award, the Governor thanked the Guild for recognizing the efforts of his administration in delivering good governance to Akwa Ibom people and to justify the mandate entrusted on him.
He appreciated the NGE for choosing Akwa Ibom State for their 19th Conference and reaffirmed the openness of the state government to collaborations with the media community to tell the Akwa Ibom story which according to him, is written with a focus on the ARISE Agenda.
In his words, “we are open to collaborate with you as much as possible to tell the Akwa Ibom story. The thing we do may not be so big, but we trust that you can help us tell the story behind those little things we do to affect the lives of the common people.”
Explaining the commitment of his administration to the ARISE Agenda, Governor Eno said the State has been blessed with great leaders who have raised the bar in infrastructure, adding that it was expedient to better the lives of the citizenry, who dwell mostly in rural areas by connecting the dots.
He said, “for us, we have been blessed with infrastructure in our state, we feel that there’s need to connect our rural people to those infrastructures. That’s why we are giving them those basic things. I have discovered through our needs assessment that those rural people don’t need much, they just need consistency with the basic necessities of life, and we are committed to providing the basic needs. Talk to us where you think we’re not doing well, we welcome such interface.”
Gov Eno invited the Editors to attend the month-long celebration of Christmas, especially the 2023 edition of the Ibom Christmas Carol slated for 15th of December at the Unity park, Uyo.
He reaffirmed the need and benefits of continuum in governance as evident in the success stories in the different sectors of the State, adding that Governor Eno has revealed to the world the possibility of a better Nigeria.
“”Akwa Ibom State has shown us the possibilities in Nigeria. Akwa Ibom State has proven that we can have a good country. Akwa Ibom has debunked some theories that only the private sector can drive an economy, with the success of Ibom Air, you have indeed given hope for a better Nigeria,” the Guild President affirmed.