Akwa Ibom State Governor, Mr Umo Eno, has reiterated his resolve to run an inclusive governance devoid of political party, tribal or allied sentiments in order to achieve the state agenda.
The governor made the assertion weekend when the Minister of State, Petroleum Resources (Gas), Obongemem Ekperikpe Ekpo, paid him a courtesy call at Government House, Uyo.
He stressed that political party was basically a platform to contest elections, after which governance takes the centre stage for service to the people.
Eno, who said the state contributes significantly to the national revenue, noted that there was no commensurate presence of the federal government in the state.
He noted that the appointment of Mr. Ekpo and subsequent assignment to the ministry of State Petroleum Resources (Gas) was apt and probably intended to help facilitate the necessary development to the State.
Eno said the state government would like to collaborate with the federal government in the development of the oil and gas sector of the state’s economy.
He praised President Bola Tinubu for his inclusive disposition and for appointing Akwa Ibomites into different positions of service.
He also assured the minister that the state would work with him in utmost good faith and across political lines to deliver dividends of democracy to Akwa Ibom people.
Earlier, the minister had appreciated the Governor for the warm reception given him and his team.
He said it was the first time he was coming to the state since his appointment hence he deemed it necessary to pay homage to the governor, whom he said has been very warm and welcoming in his disposition.
While calling on the governor and the state in general to support him to succeed, he prayed that as previous governors successfully served the state, Eno would serve out his term in good health.