By Emmanuel Nicholas
That night God appeared to Solomon and said to him, “Ask for whatever you want me to give you”. Solomon answered God and said, “You have shown great kindness to David my father and have made me king in his place. Now, Lord God, let your promise to my father David be confirmed, for you have made me king over a people who are as numerous as the dust of the earth. Give me wisdom and knowledge, that I may lead this people, for who is able to govern this great people of yours?”
God said to Solomon, “Since this is your heart’s desire and you have not asked for wealth, possessions or honour, nor for the death of your enemies, and since you have not asked for a long life but for wisdom and knowledge to govern my people over whom I have made you king, therefore wisdom and knowledge will be given you. And I will also give you wealth, possessions and honour, such as no king who was before you ever had and none after you will have.”
Just as God spoke to Solomon, the king of Israel so the lord spoke to the Governor of Akwa Ibom state on the 14th anniversary of democracy day. In Nigeria, it was wonderful to behold the host of heaven descend upon the uncommon transformer , the cherubim and seraphim were on guide and Angel Gabriel who came with the lord’s message to Akwa Ibom people presented in a diamond marble for king Godswill Akpabio CON to proclaim his word of the lord to the people.
He started by thanking God for his mercies, protection and making him to archive so much for the 6 years of his reign as the executive Governor of Akwa Ibom State , added that the lord whose wings led him to become who he is today has taken the State and the people from slavery to liberty and wealth .
“I can hear the lord speaking to me” Akpabio shouted with a loud voice just as the days when the lord was speaking to Joshua and Joshua relayed the lord’s words to the people of Israel with a thunderous voice, Akpabio was taken into the spirit , though he spoke not in tongues as today’s Prophets, but his countenance changed as that of Moses when the lord appeared to him on the mountain.
Akpabio exclaimed, Lord why! Why!! Why me!!! When we have his Lordship Bishop Cletus Bassey sitting opposite me, why don’t you speak through him to your people, Lord why me! When we have primate Emeritus Sunday Mbang ! Oh God! My lord, you don’t speak through Kings but your priests, I hear you Lord , I did tell you in Revelation 5,10 , Akpabio answered, And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth, that is your word lord, so why questioning me for speaking to you? Have mercy Lord on me, I’m a mere flesh and blood. There and then I can hear the Lord answered him again, I made you in the order of Melchizdek, the Word says that two of the anointings that believers have received are those of Kings, and Priests. Hebrews 6:30 says Jesus "has become a high priest forever in the order of Melchizedek a king and priest.
The word of the lord that was given to his son, the people’s King (Obong Godswill Akpabio was full of desirous developments: The lord told me that very soon there will be dualization of Etinan –Eket Road , that before the end of next year the project will be completed , yes! yes!! oh my people the lord says that tomorrow 12 streets will be commissioned in Osongama , like wise Akpa Ube. Yes! my Lord , the King of Kings , people of Akwa Ibom I can hear the lord telling me that for the first time Ukanafun and Oruk Anam people will have the first tar road in their land , the lord asks me to tell you that the Olympic size stadium will be completed next year , so also the Hilton Garden , the five Star Hotel, a 17 storey building at the Ibom Tropicana and Entertainment centre , we have already signed an MOU with Hilton group who will manage the hospitality outfit.
The 3rd ring Road is almost at 60percent as construction at the second fly-over at Aka Road has begun, my people there are four more fly-overs to come , the Abak Midim bridge is almost completed on the new dualized Abak –Uyo Road .
My people you have not seen nothing yet , the says very soon the development will not be in infrastructures alone, as the citizen would soon be developed , the politicians , contractors ,women and youths will no more cry cause we are giving out over five thousand rural projects to be constructed, the young grandaudes will have jobs as we are bringing over ten thousand jobs through Industrialization process , as SEPTA Energy has completed its Gas processing Plant, and the Federal Government has awarded the firm contract to supply gas to their Nigeria Natural gas company . Yes! already GREENWELL TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED has signed a memorandum of understanding with Akwa Ibom State government to build four factories , Aluminium Sulphate plant to produce chemicals, Fertilizer /blending plant , manufacture fertilizer and Agro-pest , Animal Feed plant for the production of all animals food and Poultry processing plant, Hatchery and species cross-breeding.The four factories are at fabrication level now.
Yes! back to the roads, Lord speaks for your servant heareth. Ukpom-Abak Bridge ,Abak – Ukanafun Road (14 km) including(Section 1), Obioakpa Bridge (30m) ,Ikot Edong Bridge (30),Nkwot Ikono – Utu Nsekhe Road (7km) Ikot Nyan – Ikot Obio Ndua Road (21.6km) Obio Ntua Bridge (15m) 15 Ikot Ekpene Urban Roads – 11.710km –Ibong Road(2837m),Etok Ebe Road(778m),Okop Eto Road (1,480m),Esuene Street (561m)Ibo Hall Road (225m),Nto Akpan Road (150m)Post Office Road(450m)Aya Road (1,222m)Aggrey Road (556m),Ikot Ebieyan Road (1,416m) Nto Osung Road (298m)Ekoiso Road (495m)Ekanem Udom Street (700m) and Groves Road (542m). 11. Etinan Urban Roads -Iman Road (1,028.38m),Stadium Road(1,465.14m), Umoette Street (716m)Spur 1 (626m) Spur 2 (120m),Spur 3 (306m)Nsit Street (838.45m) Nkana Road (4,010m) , Spur 1 (183m)Spur 2 (2,338m) a Total of 11,630.04m.
New Birth Church Road 1, New Birth Church Road 2 ,Ikot Oku Ikono – Abak Road with Street Light , 6 Internal Roads in Akwa Ibom State Polytechnic Ikot Osurua , Street Light I the State Secretariat , brand new-well furnished Deputy Governors Lodge, Sports Centre in Government House, Security Village in Ikot Ekpene, Security Village in Urue-offong/Oruko and Security Village in Itu will all be commissioned in the first week of June 2013. Oh! thank you for what you are doing in Akwa Ibom State , I’m just a vessel, Use road will be completed ending of next year, Anniversary Specialist Hospital will be completed this year, Nigerians will no more embark on health tourism , for the hospital has all the modern health-care facilities and dignified-qualify health staffers , Ibaka deep Sea Port construction will begin in the last quarter of this year ,the second Run-way at the Ibom International Airport is ready, the international departure lounge is 50percent completed and the MRO will soon Start servicing operations before the end of the year . Two private refinery are underway and several factories, my people, oh! The people of Akwa Ibom you aren’t seen nothing yet, lack of jobs, you will experience no more, the lord has spoken.
Let us not forget to thank God for the ones he has done long ago, the Declaration of free and compulsory primary and secondary school education for all children in the State, both indigenes and non-indigenes, Free healthcare for the elderly, pregnant women and children under five years of age, Completion of the Akwa Ibom International Airport I met at site-clearing level, Construction of over 300 state and federal roads, measuring more than 1,200 kilometres and complete with street lights, Four brand new flyover bridges and 28 bridges across the entire state, Construction of a new state-of-the-art Governor’s Lodge, Construction of a new Governor’s Office, Construction of a state-of-the-art Banquet Hall ,West Africa’s first e-Library, First in Africa pipe-j****** underground drainage project, World class entertainment resort, the Ibom Tropicana Centre, with an additional 250 rooms in the State’s second 5-star hotel, wet and dry theme parks, shopping malls, among others Completion of the 191megawatts Ibom Power Plant, Electrification of over 1800 communities resulting in over 9o pre cent electricity coverage, Construction and completion of a gas processing plant with over 59 kilometres of pipeline. Over 4000 Direct Labour projects across the entire 31 LGAs, 2310 housing units with more to follow, improved public safety and efficient security with the launching of operation Thunder and the Quick Response squad, Brand new international standard prisons and correctional centre built and donated to the federal government, Improved workers’ welfare with payment of 21,000 minimum wage, Training and empowerment of over 4500 women with the sum of a quarter of a million Naira each for commercial agriculture, and Training and empowerment of over 4000 youths with half a million Naira each for agriculture under the integrated farmers’ scheme. Yes! lord next time this year we will have a brand new Ibom Hall , oh! my God you are doing great things , more and more greatness the lord is bringing to this land of promise, He is fulfilling all his promises.
Back from the spirit, Governor Akpabio told the people not to be afraid that the Egyptians they saw yesterday, they will never again see in the future. When the lord gave me this throne I vowed to do whatever he asked me to do, seeing how desolate our land was, Ecclesiastes 5:4 says, “When you make a vow to God, do not delay in fulfilling it. He has no pleasure in fools; fulfil your vow. I resort to holistic anger just as Nehemiah in fulfilling my vows to take this land out of ruins. NEH 2:1-6, says: And it came about in the month Nisan, in the twentieth year of King Artaxerxes, that wine was before him, and I took up the wine and gave it to the king. Now I had not been sad in his presence. So the king said to me, “Why is your face sad though you are not sick? This is nothing but sadness of heart.” Then I was very much afraid. And I said to the king, “Let the king live forever. Why should my face not be sad when the city, the place of my fathers' tombs, lies desolate and its gates have been consumed by fire?”
Then the king said to me, “What would you request?” So I prayed to the God of heaven. And I said to the king, “If it please the king, and if your servant has found favour before you, send me to Judah, to the city of my fathers' tombs, that I may rebuild it”. Then the king said to me, the queen sitting beside him, “How long will your journey be, and when will you return?” So it pleased the king to send me and I gave him a definite time. Nehemiah kept his vows and rebuilt Israel. So to make a vow and break it is to be a fool. If we are going to make a vow to God, we need to give careful thought to what we are promising, and then fulfil it as soon as we can … before we forget or something gets in our way. Even though it’s dangerous to MAKE a vow, I think it’s more dangerous NEVER to make promises to God. It’s like that old saying, “If you plan to go nowhere, you’ll probably get there.
I stand here today and reaffirm my commitment to my vow, that I will not disappoint my God who anointed me to this throne and I won’t let you down , who gave me the mandate to be your Governor. This land will no more be a reproach but a land of glory forever. Before Akpabio and after Akpabio,(BA –AA ) our history will be told to trillion generations , world without end.
Written by Emmanuel Nicholas . aka White Bom Bom , An Artiste, Author,Poet,Social Critics and President Foundation Against Tribalism And Social Vices In Nigeria , (FATSVIN) tel +234 80 333 750 68,81733 75068, email firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com , follow me on facebook crackdownnews newspaper or Emmanuel Nicholas okokon , follow on tweet @crackdownnews