Akwa Ibom - Akwa Ibom State has declared Wednesday a work-free day to enable the public commemorate the 28th anniversary of the state’s creation.
Governor Udom Emmanuel confirmed the holiday through spokesman, Aniekan Umanah.
Citizens and residents have been invited to come out in numbers to join in the celebration of this historic moment.
“In commemoration of the 28th anniversary of the creation of Akwa Ibom State, His Excellency, the Governor Udom Emmanuel has declared Wednesday, 23rd September, 2015 as a work free day in the State. Accordingly, citizens and residents are requested to come out en-masse and join in the celebration of this historic moment,” Umanah said.
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The information commissioner added that the celebration will culminate in the official launch of the Dakkada Moral Transformation, Spiritual Re-birth and Re-orientation campaign of the State will hold at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium.
“Come let us celebrate the continued growth, progress and development our dear state. Come let us celebrate the continued growth, progress and development our dear state,” said Umanah.
With an estimated population of over 5 million people and more than 10 million people in the Diaspora, Akwa Ibom was created in 1987 from the former Cross River State.
Along with English, the main spoken languages are Ibibio ,Annang, Eket and Oron.
- CAJ News