Rt. Hon. Bassey, who received the newly commissioned officers in his office on Tuesday, expressed delight over their feat (academic Excellence) at the Academy, saying “it is a thing joy and gladness to have Akwa Ibom sons aspired to this height. This is in line with the Dakkada philosophy of Governor Udom Emmanuel.”
He assured them that the Udom Emmanuel’s administration will do its best to encourage and support sons and daughters of the state to take up responsibilities that will project Akwa Ibom positively in the comity of states.
The Speaker urged the new officers to continually exude excellence as they rise through the ranks in their career to become the next Etim Inyang of blessed memory.
He also appealed for “some levels of empowerment to alleviate the challenges faced by young officers after passing out including accommodation, mobility and logistics.”
While thanking the Speaker for his support and encouragement, ASP Etim said “a push to assist more Akwa Ibom indigenes gain admission into the Academy will also be highly valued knowing that in the near future; we are the breed of officers that will take charge.”