UWANTA POSITS PEACE IN AKS ATTRACTS NASC RETREAT
The Chairman Akwa Ibom State Assembly Service Commission, Arch Bishop Andrew Uwanta says that the relative peace experienced in Akwa Ibom State is the reason for choosing to host the 2020 retreat of National Assembly Service Commission (NASC) in the State.
He said this during the opening ceremony of the 4-day retreat of Senior Staff and Management of National Assembly Service Commission in Uyo, yesterday.
In his remarks, the Chairman, Akwa Ibom State Assembly Service Commission, Arch Bishop Andrew Uwanta said the title of the retreat, “Agenda Setting as a Roadmap” for the 5th National Assembly Service is not accidental but timely.
He said that Akwa Ibom State is one of the earliest States to establish a State Assembly Service Commission in Nigeria as far back as February 5, 2001. Also, Akwa Ibom State was the first State to host the Joint National Conference of the National Assembly Service Commission.
The Chairman, Akwa Ibom State Assembly Service Commission promised to take the visitors round the State and showcase the natural resources and habitats which nature as bestowed on the State. He hoped that at the end of their stay in the State, their minds must have been fed with beautiful pictures of the State which they will always want to come back to.
Earlier, in his welcome address, the Executive Chairman of National Assembly Service Commission, Engr. Ahmed Kadi Amshi noted the remarkable change in the landmarks and infrastructure within the State which shows a State on track of development compared to the picture in the last ten years.
He commended past and present administrations for consolidating on gains and giving the State a facelift. The national Chairman of the commission also appreciated Akwa Ibom team for the warm reception and hospitality accorded them since they arrived the State. He affirmed that the choice of Akwa Ibom State as the location for the retreat is due to the relative peace experienced in the State.
He urged the government to increase effort to sustain the peace and security enjoyed in the State.