Akpabio lauds ties between Nigeria, St. Kitts and Nevis

Posted by News Express | 21 December 2013 | 3,410 times

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Akwa Ibom Governor, Chief Godswill Akpabio, has lauded the strong ties that exist between Nigeria and St. Kitts and Nevis.

He made the commendation when the Permanent Secretary, Office of the Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, Mrs. Astone Browne, paid him a courtesy visit at Governor’s Lodge, Uyo, yesterday.

Chief Akpabio said he was surprised to see about 300 Nigerian students who were studying medicine in that country’s university. He expressed delight over the strong ties between Nigeria and the country.

The governor identified discipline as a key factor in governance, stating: “The starting point in governance is discipline, which we had brought into the state by transforming the state through quality infrastructure.

“So, all the structures of development we are doing today in the state is to show that governance can also work here and in Africa, and that is why the transformation of our state is termed ‘uncommon transformation’ due to the quality delivery of projects in the state.”

Welcoming the delegation to the state, Governor Akpabio said he was happy to receive felicitations from the Prime Minister and from the people of St. Kitts and Nevis. 

Speaking earlier, Mrs. Browne said they were in the state was to attend the Christmas carol night, recalling that they got the invitation from Governor Akpabio during his last visit to their country.

She applauded Governor Akpabio for touching the lives of their people during his last visit to their country, and commended him for transforming the state through quality infrastructure, describing him as a visionary leader.

Mrs. Browne, who is leading a 37-member choral delegation to perform tonight at the state Christmas carol, thanked Chief Akpabio for the warm reception and hospitality accorded to them during their stay in the state. She said they would do their best in strengthening the ties more between them, Akwa Ibom State and Nigeria.

Source: News Express

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