Senator Godswill Obot Akpabio’s
Akwa Ibom State has been lucky to have a leader who fits the description of a visionary properly defined. Governor Godswill Akpabio (now Senator representing Ikot Ekpene Senatorial District in the Senate) proved to be the meteor which appeared when least expected. For the period that he was governor, he shone brightly, lighting up the state with developmental strides that has made Akwa Ibom a cynosure of states in the Nigerian nation-state.
On being sworn into office on 29 May 2007, Governor Akpabio left no one in doubt that he knew exactly what to do with the mandate the people overwhelmingly gave him. Thus, part of his inaugural speech informed the people that he was here to “steer the Akwa Ibom ship to a destination where our indigenes burst forth from the shackles of tribalism, subservience, pettiness, blackmail, character assassination, inferiority complex, poverty, to a fulfilled, peaceful, virile and united Akwa Ibom State.” Eight years down the road, the Governor delivered on this promise.
He left in cheers the same way he came in and our people will remember Governor Akpabio’s Enduring Legacies for his sterling outing as governor.
This website is a celebration of the power of vision and expression of will, as well as the doggedness, sense of purpose and single-mindedness of a visionary. You will not fail to notice, in the pictures in this portal, sheer excellence in democratic governance, which has given birth to a new Akwa Ibom State. In it also, you will read the blessings of homes that many hitherto homeless widows of Akwa Ibom now boast of and other acts of love, courtesy of the wife of the governor, Unoma Ekaette Akpabio. True to the mission statement of her NGO, Family Life Enhancement Initiative (FLEI), Mrs. Akpabio has raised bridges over waters of deprivation for widows, orphans and the less privileged, to cross from their demeaning stations in life, to higher and plainer grounds of opportunities and hope.