As part of activities marking the 35yrs anniversary of Akwa Ibom state, the minister of Niger Delta Umana Okon Umana who received an award on an award dinner organized by the state at ibom icon hotel and golf resort, Uyo.
On receiving his award, the minister praised the governor of Akwa Ibom state for achieving remarkable development stride since the creation of the state. He was represented by his wife Florence. In his key note address; he thanked the governor for upholding government policies towards peace and security.
On the other hand, the state government disclosed that the minister has shown great interest in the development of the state, specially thanking him for his part in securing the approval of the federal government in the citing of the largest oil and gas free trade zone in Akwa Ibom state.