As Nigerians celebrate democracy day, artisans spread across the 31 Local Government Areas in Akwa Ibom State under the aegis of ‘Nigeria Welders and Fitters Union, an affiliate of the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, have applauded Governor Udom Emmanuel for changing the status quo of the state in the past six years.
They have accordingly pledged their unalloyed support to his administration in the remaining two years.
In a message of felicitation and solidarity endorsed by the Chairman of the Union in the state, Comrade Etukudo Nsima and the Secretary, Comrade Emmanuel Okon, the welders described the governor’s achievements as unrivalled, and said they were proud to celebrate the Governor’s completion agenda, as high in the area of service delivery.
Describing the past six years of Governor Emmanuel’s leadership as eventful and productive, the artisans hailed the industrialization efforts which they noted are targeted at job creation.
The message reads in parts; “As we look back from the inception of your administration, we see six years of productivity, six years of changing dreams to realities, six years of changing labour to favour, we see six years of rugged drives from policy conception to actualization, we see six years of impossibilities made possible — these among others noble reasons — such as the priceless peace that we enjoy in spite of the current security challenges in our country today, we are proud to identify with the industrialization programs and policies of your administration as its continues to manifest in the upstream, midstream and downstream marginal field development start-ups that dots the landscape of our great state, these attributes can only come from a focus and purpose driven visionary leadership as provided by you Sir.
“Your Excellency a day such as this Democracy day is a day of definition and stock taking, it’s a day wherein the govern and the government reflect on the journey so far, the pitfalls if any and to avoid a repeat, and the gaining recorded and projected in our great Akwa Abasi Ibom State, Since the inception of this present administration,- it has been consistently a celebration of excellence with promise kept, exceptional service delivery, robust revolutionary driven industrialization programs guided yet inventive fail-safe and solid policies targeting rigorously the development and welfare of our people”.
“On this Auspicious day we the Artisan Process Welders & Fitters spread across the 31 Local Government of Akwa Ibom State celebrate a great giant of Akwa Ibom emancipation from a civil service based economy to an integrated services & productions based industrial Hub that promises the same sort of dynamics that drove the Dubai dream from a mere desert settlement to what is today a definition for huge industrial investment & tourism destination.
“Your Excellency we the Process Welders & Fitters ins Akwa Ibom State celebrate you, We celebrates your doggedness in the struggle to achieve the license for the Ibom deep sea port project, the numerous life changing industry built and operating in our state, and most recently the foundation laying ceremony of Petrochemical and Fertilizer complexes, your foray into agro-industry has shown that what hinderto was thought to be impossible to grow in Akwa Ibom can actually grow better on our soil Again the numerous intervention infrastructures scattered alli over the state is symptomatic of your uncommon performance.
“Your ingenuity in the struggle that lead to the achievement of the liberty oil & gas free zone with all the multitude of industries that it will house- along with serene peaceful environment which has really endeared these investment to strive in our great state.
“These huge FDI’s and LDI’s as they come on stream gradually as we have started seeing already have the potential of creating intermediate and permanent employment opportunities for Process Welders and Fitters along with other skilled- set and unskilled labour job opportunities for Akwa Ibom People and Nigerians at large in, along with its attendant multiplying economic impact on the economy of our great state.
“Meaning that you, Your Excellency in one fell— swoop has repositioned the state from a civil service based economy to an irreversible path of uncommon industrial prosperity”.
The union advised the state government to ensure that local contents policy in the area of manpower recruitment is strictly adhered to by the companies operating in the state.
“As we celebrate you Your Excellency we are celebrating industrialization, with a stop to personnel rudderless policies.
“As we celebrate you on this Democracy Day, we are celebrating service delivery with an uncommon performance.
“As we celebrate you, we are celebrating VISIONARY CANDOUR, EXCELLENCE & PEACE along with a stop to investing entities pauperization of your policy on job creation for the Akwa Ibom people.
“As we celebrate a labour friendly Governor, we are celebrating our Unflinching Ideological support for your growth bound policy continuity beyond 2023”, the added.