On behalf of my myself and my community, I join the good people of Eket Local Government Area and indeed, every Akwa Ibomite to firmly express my joy on your appointment as the Executive Vice chairman of ExxonMobil, Nigeria.
Obviously, your undeniable contributions, organizational leadership footprints and wealth of experience committed to enhancing and sustaining professional stability of the multinational oil giant, ExxonMobil cannot be disputed, hence this appointment.
Your appointment is coming at a time the people of Akwa Ibom State are earnestly advocating and praying for positive changes that will guarantee prompt community developments and social services as well as the ExxonMobil implementation of local content policy to enable core catchment areas the medium to benefit and belong.
Let me also use this medium to applaud His Excellency Deacon Udom Emmanuel; Governor of Akwa Ibom State on his effort in showcasing exemplary leadership traits and creating memorable legacies through passion and dedication in industrialising the state.
I am of the conviction that your expertise skills, charisma and professional knowledge in the oil and gas sector will definitely help in actualising greater developments and job opportunities to the good people of Akwa Ibom State.
I pray that the Lord Almighty, the way maker and miracle worker will guide, protect and give you the wisdom and strength to excel in your new office for the general interest of Nigerians and Akwa Ibom people in particular.
Once again, congratulations.
Prof. Etie Ben Akpan
Professor of Geology,
Political and Community Leader
Ökön Geo-political Zone
Eket LGA, Akwa Ibom State.