…lauds Governor for providing a serene environment for Akwa Ibom people
Ndifreke Enefiok, Uyo.
Organizers of Akwa Ibom State Advancement Awards, ASAA have unveiled plans to appreciate and confer award of excellence on some Akwa Ibom sons and daughters who they describe as ‘’exceptional problem solvers.’’
Speaking to newsmen over the weekend in Uyo, ASAA organizers disclosed that the award ceremony is an initiative that is intended to encourage, appreciate and motivate leaders who are contributing to the development of Akwa Ibom in employment, services, hospitality and human capital development in the state.
The award which is pioneered by MayorKings Agency in collaboration with Comfort 95.1FM will draw leaders from different categories ranging from entertainment, hospitality, business and leadership and is scheduled to hold on 13th December, 2019 at Ibom hall.
Describing the award, the Chief Executive of MayorKings Agency, an event and talent management company, Amb. Temisan Louis in his brief said the award is the first of its kind and that nominees will be selected on merited, adding that the award is an independent initiative with no political undertone. He maintained that the nominees are picked from different areas regardless of political affiliation.
According to Louis, he was persuaded by the rapid growth and advancement in Akwa Ibom to recognize and celebrate distinguished elites, politicians, business moguls and lawmakers who have placed themselves as key players of labour, productivity and quality representation in the state.
While making reference to how remote some parts of the state where and how these places have been revolutionized speedily, MayorKings boss who is a Deltan but married to an Akwa Ibom woman explained that he was persuaded as an in-law to leave an imprint of appreciation and encouragement while also appraising the state government for creating an enabling environment for peace to thrive.
’’The good roads, light, roads and youth empowerment you see in Akwa Ibom state we never had them years back but now things are taking shape and there are people behind this development in the state. These are the persons we are appreciating.’‘ He added
On his part, the Project Supervisor of ASAA, Hon. Kingsley Victor disclosed that the nominees were carefully selected in a poll conducted on social media, stressing that the award is a strictly for deserving Akwa Ibomites and will not be bought with money by any individual.
Hon. Victor revealed that the award ceremony will also be a yearly event that will incorporate and bring together young entrepreneurs who will be engaged in the SMEs conference to help boost more collaboration for SMEs in the state.
He expressed optimism that the award will challenge more leaders, organizations and service providers to pay prompt attention to their corporate social responsibility to Akwa Ibom people while acting as catalyst of change and development in the state.
Also the representative of Comfort FM, Mr Ubong on his part thanked the organizers for the idea and for carefully selecting the nominees for the award, he stressed that his station will not relent effort in playing their part actively in publicizing the event.
The categories for nomination are broken into three namely; Leadership/ Excellence (for those in the state house of Assembly, Representative, Senate, Local government among others). Others are Business/Entreprise, Entertainment/Hospitality.