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Udom, ex-Akwa Ibom gov, tasks Nigerians on protection of public utilities

Udom, ex-Akwa Ibom gov, tasks Nigerians on protection of public utilities

Udom Emmanuel, former governor of Akwa Ibom State, has urged Nigerians to cultivate maintenance culture and habits, asking them to guard and protect public utilities and amenities in the country for better national development.

Emmanuel, who stated this during the Easter celebration at his hometown in Awa, Onna Local Government Area of the State, noted that the country could only develop if everybody is prudent and cultivates the habits of preserving and maintaining public utilities, amenities and national heritage.

Speaking during a Thanksgiving Service at the United Evangelical Church, Awa in Onna Local Government Area, Akwa Ibom State, Udom Emmanuel explained that the facilities were provided in the interest of the welfare of the people, and as such, people need to protect such facilities against vandalism.

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Emmanuel said that as Christians, the people in the State must learn to live as one and eschew needless biases and ethnic sentiments that are inimical to development.

He prayed the special blessings of the season on the people and expressed optimism that Nigerians would live according to the virtues of Jesus Christ whose resurrection from death was being marked.

While praising Governor Umo Eno for his efforts towards the welfare of the people, Udom Emmanuel used the occasion to call on individuals and community leaders to set up mechanism to protect Government installations and public utilities against vandalism and theft.

He decried the loss of electricity transformers and their parts in some areas in the State to vandals, urging everyone to be vigilant and ask questions when necessary.