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Akwa Ibom gov declares Jan 2 work-free day


Governor Umo Eno of Akwa Ibom State has announced January 2, 2024, as a work-free day to facilitate the attendance of the New Year inter-denominational Thanksgiving service at the International Christian Worship Centre in Uyo. 

The declaration was made during the Boxing Day celebrations hosted by the governor at his hometown, Ikot Ekpene Udo, Nsit Ubium Local Government Area.

Governor Eno urged all Akwa Ibomites to unite under one God for the service, emphasizing that the unity and progress achieved in the State must be upheld through concerted efforts. 

The governor highlighted the significance of the ceremony as a platform to foster peace and unity among the people of Akwa Ibom.

Expressing gratitude for the support from the electorate, Governor Eno renewed his commitment to working for the unity and prosperity of the State. 

“Don’t forget that second of January, we will be having Akwa Ibom New Year Service at the International Christian Worship Centre. That international Worship Centre is ready and it’s looking good. That day, we’ve declared a work-free day for all Akwa Ibom people to come and worship and commit the year into God’s hand.”

“I would like to thank all of you for coming here today. This is like a unity event, bringing all of us together, in this small village of Ikot Ekpene Udo.

“Actually, it is Nsit Ubium Day, but it happens in Ikot Ekpene Udo. So we thank everyone that has made it here today. It is the first one we have done. As you all know, we have dedicated every 25th to Onna, to go and celebrate with our father (the immediate past Governor))there, but on the 26th, as we see it happening this year, we will prepare to make it happen next year even better,” he said.

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