Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Udom Emmanuel, has ordered one million doses of vaccines for the state.
He urged citizens to go for vaccination and ignore the speculation that COVID-19 is a scam, telling them to adhere to safety and prevention protocol.
Emmanuel disclosed this during a family thanksgiving service organised by the Permanent Secretary, Government House, Dr. Nathaniel Adiakpan, held at The African Church, Ibibio South Diocese, Afaha Ubium, Onna Local Government Area, Akwa Ibom State.
He said: “Please I want to raise a strong warning, whether you believe it or not, this COVID-19 is real, please, protect yourself, and don’t take it for granted, simple hygiene can help you a lot.
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“We are also ordering new sets of vaccines, don’t mind what they are writing, take that vaccine. We are trying, one million vaccines should be coming in, please let people take them especially if you are above 40-years”.
Emmanuel advised his administration’s critics to stop demarketing the state by claiming that his administration is going to leave behind a huge and unsustainable debt profile, assuring that his administration is working tirelessly to create and sustain wealth for posterity.
‘’I read in the papers, people abusing me and saying that the governor is going to leave loan debt for the state, me Udom Emmanuel leave the loan for which state?
“The state that I am trying to reduce its financial burden, and I am trying to manage resources. If there is something we want to do, we want to leave a positive net earnings for the State.
“If God has endowed me with little knowledge to create money, allow me, don’t stand in our way, don’t say what you don’t know, don’t whip up sentiments so that our State can move forward.
“We have a Deep Seaport here, unfortunately, our people in Akwa Ibom drove away one of the investors, I am struggling seriously to get another one to come in,” the Governor said.