In the spirit of 59th independence celebration of Nigeria, the Executive Chairman of Nsit Ibom Local government Area, Hon. Eric Akpan has sued for a stronger bond of unity across all classes of persons in Nsit Ibom for enhancement of growth, development and Progress of the area.
The Chairman made the clarion call during the occasion of 59th independence celebration of Nigeria yesterday, October, 1st, 2019 at Nsit Ibom mini Sports Stadium while presenting the Presidential Independence address.
Hon. Akpan commended Nigerian heroes past and present who fought selflessly for the actualization of Nigeria’s Independence on October, 1, 1960.
Nsit Ibom Council Boss called on present leaders of the nation at all tiers of Government to hold fast on the dreams of achieving a greater Nigeria and congratulated Nigerians for the epochal 59th anniversary celebration.
The chairman also appreciated past and present political leaders of Nist Ibom Local Government Area for gracing the ceremony in their numbers, traditional Institution, Elders, women, youths and also thanked the school children for adding colour to the occasion through their march pass and adorable cultural displays.
Also gracing the occasion, were members of Akwa Ibom league of beauty pageant who celebrated this year’s independence day at Nsit Ibom and conferred an Award of Excellence to the Executive Chairman of Nsit Ibom, Hon. Eric Akpan in recognition of his contributions towards educational advancement in the area.
On behalf of the league, Nsit ibom beauty queen, Miss Favour Umondak presented dozens of exercise books to the executive chairman to distributed to schools in the area as part of their contribution to the free and compulsory education policy of the State.
She pledged the resolved of Akwa Ibom beauty queens and kings in the state to leave lasting legacies by working in partnership with government in achieving improved social services to the masses.
This year’s independence day celebration at Afaha Offiong, Nsit Ibom Local Government headquarters witnessed March pass by nursery, primary and secondary schools children as well as cultural displays by primary and secondary school girls.
Voluntary organizations, Nsit Ibom professionals, women and youths were not left out in the match past category where the Council Chairman took the salute as flanked by security chiefs and uniformed voluntary organisations were not left out in the march pass.
Winners of this year’s march pass in nursery School category are: Commy Kiddies Nursery and Primary School, Ikot Nya, took the 1st position, 2nd position went to QIC Nursery and Primary School, Obo Ntong while New Olive International Nursery School Afaha offiong took 3rd place.
Under primary school category, 1st position went St. Stephen’s MC School, Afia Nsit I, Migrant Farmers Mbiakot Nsit took the 2nd position and 3rd position went to Government School, Obo Ikot Ita.
In secondary School category, The Apostolic Secondary School, Ikot Oku Nsit emerged the overall winner while Comprehensive Secondary Commercial School, Edeobom 11 were the first runner up, Comprehensive Secondary school, Obo Atim emerged the second runner-up.
Under cultural display exhibitions, in primary school category, Lutheran School, Afaha Offiong emerged the overall winner followed by QIC primary School, Ikot Nya while St. Louis Catholic School, Mbiokporo took the 3rd position.
In secondary school category, Comprehensive Secondary school, Afaha Abia took the lead followed by Comprehensive Secondary School Edeobom 11 and Nsit Peoples Grammar School, Afaha Offiong took the 3rd position.
By Abigail Isaac