Governor Udom Emmanuel has urged indigenes of Oro Nation to put aside all grievances that may have developed as a result of dissatisfaction during the 2015 general elections and join hands with him to build the Oro area and the entire Akwa Ibom State.
Mr Emmanuel gave the urge, Monday, at the Oron Union 2016 Annual General Conference which held at the Oron Civic Centre, Oron.
Represented by the Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Onofiok Luke, the governor urged Oro people to look beyond who is in-charge of government and consider what the area and its indigenes stand to benefit if the dream of a fully developed Oro Nation is realised.
Addressing the conference which had the theme: “Exploring the paths not taken”, the governor charged the people to make effort towards putting their house in order, so that they can come out as a united and stronger force to join hands with the state government in seeing to the development of the area – a course he said, his administration is very committed to.
He advised that while government is doing its bid, leaders and stakeholders of the various communities that makeup the area should rise in support of the efforts of government by assisting the government to explore those paths and ideas not taken, especially as it concerns the development of the area and Akwa Ibom state.
While congratulating the recently constituted leadership of Oro Think Tank, the governor tasked technocrats and intellectuals in the area, especially the leadership and members of the Oro Think Tank to converge, deliberate and draw out modalities on how to attract massive development to the area with consideration on those things that are realisable in practical terms.