Speaker of the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Aniekan Bassey, has charged Christian women to be firm in their dedication, commitment and adherence to the family values and virtues that define us as a state.
Speaking during the Women’s League Conference 2019 at St Andrew’s Parish of the African Church, Idu Uruan, on Sunday, Rt. Hon. Bassey, who said the theme of the conference, “The Situation of a Christian Woman,” was apt, thanked the women for their overwhelming support during the 2019 General Election.
He maintained that he has enjoyed immeasurable support from Christian women, adding that “the strong bond of care and commitment exhibited over the years by the women has made the society a better place.”
The Speaker also appealed to the women not to be wary in their prayer for him, Governor Udom Emmanuel, the Akwa Ibom State Government and Nigeria.
Rt. Hon. Bassey further urged the women to make their discussions at the conference to be for the interest of Uruan Local Government Area, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria and humanity in general.
In his benediction, the Vicar-in-Charge, Venerable Friday Ekpoh, tasked the women to strive to raise godly children that will in turn become pillars of the society and appealed for continually support and prayer to the Speaker and other government leaders.
While expressing appreciation to the Speaker for his immeasurable support to the church and the women, the Parish Mother-General, Deaconess Theresa Nyong, prayed God to guide and protect the Speaker in his political climb and aspiration.