Akpabio A Critical Asset For Promotion Of Good Governance-Nnamani


Akpabio A Critical Asset For Promotion Of Good Governance-Nnamani

A former President of the Senate, Senator Ken Nnamani, has described the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, as a critical asset for the promotion of good governance.

The former federal lawmaker made the submission when he paid a courtesy visit on the minister in his office in Abuja, today.

Senator Nnamani, in a release by the media aide of the minister, Jackson Udom, said: “My brother, the minister, represents critical asset for the promotion of good governance.


His strides in office as a commissioner, governor, Senate Minority Leader and now a minister have added value to the intentions of democracy. His public service, demonstration of integrity is the best Nigeria can think of. I pledge my support for all his undertakings as a minister.

“All his efforts at maintaining peace in the Niger Delta Region and the reshaping of the governance structure of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).”

The former President of the Senate also formally presented the former governor of Akwa Ibom State a copy of a book titled “Standing Strong”.

In his response, Senator Akpabio placed on record the contribution of the former Senate President to what he described as the uncommon transformation of Akwa Ibom State when he was the governor.

He said: “My state benefitted from the will power of your office as the Senate President, When you dropped the Gavel in the hallowed Red Chambers. You were instrumental to the commencement of the uncommon transformation of my state under my leadership.”

He said: “through the dropping of the Gavel, you brought about the change in the perception of an Akwa Ibom child, their education status, the infrastructural development of the entire state and the living standard of our people changed for good.”

Akpabio further said the former chairman of the National Assembly is one politician that Nigerians and non-Nigerians hold in very high esteem.

“Your Excellency, you are one Nigerian that people all over the world hold in very high esteem and you may not know. You have been able to have sons and daughters all over the country because of your openness and integrity.

“You are an embodiment of strength, integrity and a role model of what a man should be to inspire the younger and upcoming generations.

“This formal presentation of the book, “Standing Strong”, personally by you in my office is an honour I will not take for granted. The title of the book speaks volume.

“It tells that we still have people standing strong in the face of challenges, while maintaining our ethics and morality. This book will inspire the next generation on how to stand strong as men of morality and integrity,” he added.