The Accountant General of Akwa Ibom State, Pastor Uwem Andrew-Essien, has attributed the influx of groups, individuals and organizations to the State to its peaceful nature.
Fielding questions from Journalists at the ongoing 3-day (4th) National Treasury Conference on Tuesday, at Ibom Hall Uyo, Pastor Andrew-Essien maintained that “there was no lobbying for the hosting of the conference in Akwa Ibom”.
The Accountant General stated that the State under the leadership of Governor Udom Emmanuel has ensured proper financial management, the reason according to him, the state has been able to procure 10 more additional aircrafts to her fleet.
The State Treasury boss noted that Akwa Ibom State is fast becoming a destination point, as evidenced in the hosting of major conferences in the State.
He called on Akwa Ibom indigenes to support the State Governor, in his bid at ensuring that the peace enjoyed in the State was sustained.
Setting the tone for the event, the Accountant General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris expressed gratitude to Akwa Ibom State Government, for accepting to host the conference in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom State capital.
Ahmed Idris regretted inconveniences caused participants on the postponement of the conference earlier scheduled for January this year, due to the resurgence of the covid-19 pandemic.
The Accountant General of the Federation challenged participants to come up with strategies that will provide financial “shock absorber” to Government at all levels.