February 03, (THEWILL) – The Consul General of the United States to Nigeria, the Honorable Will Stevens, has lauded Akwa Ibom State Governor, Pastor Umo Eno on the developmental strides currently ongoing in the state.
He has also congratulated the Governor for emerging victorious at the March 18, 2023, gubernatorial polls which he stated was free, fair and credible.
The Consul General made this known during a courtesy call on the Governor, today at the State EXCO Chamber, Government House, Uyo.
The visibly elated Consul General described Akwa Ibom people as inherently happy. He reiterated the call for robust partnership earlier made by the US Secretary of State, Tony Blinken, during his visit to Nigeria last week, noting that Africa will define the future of the world.
He also stated that the United States is committed to the economic growth and prosperity of Nigeria and her subnationals.
He commended the government of Akwa Ibom State, for the incredible work done to combat the scourge of Covid-19 and HIV/AIDS, as well as issues around climate change and the extractive industry.
Welcoming the Consul General, Governor Umo Eno thanked him for finding time to visit the state.
Governor Eno spoke of his government’s readiness to collaborate further with American investors in the areas of oil and gas, blue economy, agriculture and tourism.
Later, Governor Eno conducted the Consul General to an inspection of the Model Primary School at the Christ the King School which is due for commissioning at the end of this month.
The Consul General commended the Governor, for his vision in education as well as other developmental strides he has recorded since inauguration eight months ago.