Governor, Mr Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom state, has called for stronger closer tiers between Akwa Ibom and Abia states in the development of infrastructure stating that the two States have a long history of relationship in trade, marriage and cultural affinity.
Governor Emmanuel made the call at the funeral Service of the mother of Abia State Governor, Late Deaconess Bessie Ikpeazu at Umuobiakwa, Obingwa Local Government Area of Abia State.
The State Governor who was accompanied by Secretary to the State Government, Sir Ettekamba Umoren, and some members of the state Executive Council ,looked for greater collaboration and enduring peace between the neighbouring States stressing that and that implementation of issues of common interest would aid in the industrialisation policy of the present administration.
While speaking of the late Madam Bessie as a beloved mother who injected her professional calling as a registered nurse to save lives, care for the family and the community, Governor Emmanuel called on the deceased family to be encouraged by the fact that their mother while alive, contributed to the well-being of the society and urged the family to be consoled by the legacies of Service and love for humanity which she has bequeathed them.
Also, the Deputy Senate president, Ike Ekweremadu said the respective states of the Nigerian nation have a task of galvanizing resources for development especially in the area of road construction, agriculture and Industries to salvage the country from the prevailing economic recession.
He commiserated with the Ikpeazu’s family on the demise of their mother, saying this moment of grief has brought people of diverse political interest together and sued for unity between the various States Of the federation.
The Presiding Cleric, Pastor Adebayo Tayo who culled his sermon from Luke Chapter 2 Verse 25 and Psalms 23, admonished Christians to learn to understand the time set out by God for the achievement of goals in life and described every Christian as a personality on a mission to make manifest changes in their respective constituencies.
Tayo reminded sympathisers that it was a task for all persons to live and depart in peace by endeavouring to see the glory and the salvation of God, adding that God would continue to maintain the position of a provider, comforter, protector and shepherd to those who believe in him.
The funeral Service drew personalities from all walks of life.