Governor Godswill Akpabio
Nine State Governors, state and federal lawmakers, diplomats, captains of industry and traditional rulers are to grace the 50th birthday celebration of the Akwa Ibom State Governor, Chief Godswill Akpabio , today, December 9.
A statement by the State Commissioner for Information and Communication, Mr. Aniekan Umanah, indicates that a special thanksgiving service and a Golden Jubilee dinner will be held by the family and friends of the governor to commemorate the milestone.
Also, another Special Golden Jubilee Lecture will hold tomorrow at the Le’Meridien Ibom Hotel, where a former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Hon. Justice Salihu Alfa Belgore is expected to be the chairman.
The guest lecturer will be Nigeria’s Ambassador to Canada, Hon. Ojo Maduekwe, while the special guests are Alhaji Sule Lamido, Chief Theodore Orji, Hon. Abdullaziz Abubakar Yari, Barr. Ibrahim Shehu Shema, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko, Dr. Rabiu Kwankwanso, Alhaji Ibrahim Dankwambo and Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, the governors of Jigawa, Abia, Zamfara, Katsina, Kaduna, Ondo, Kano, Gombe and Edo States, respectively.
Also slated to grace the occasion as royal fathers of the day are the Ooni of Ife, His Imperial Majesty, Alayeluwa Oba Okunade Sijuade; the Obi of Onitsha, His Majesty, Igwe Alfred Achebe; and the paramount ruler of Ikot Abasi and Chairman, Akwa Ibom State Council of Traditional Rulers, His Royal Majesty, Edidem Udo Joe Ntuk Obom XII.