The Chief Press Secretary to Akwa Ibom Governor and Senior Special Assistant on Media, Research and Documentation, Pastor Anietie Ukpe, has been honored by staff of the Government House Press Corps with a surprise birthday.
Among those who gave their congratulatory messages were the Special Assistant to the Governor on Media and Documentation, Chief Joshua Etok; Personal Assistants to the Governor on Media and Research, Mr. Joe Iniodu and Mr. Emmanuel Ikoh, who said the celebrator has impacted lives and inspired the press corps with his unique leadership qualities.
While thanking God for giving the celebrator a fulfilled life, they prayed for ?long life for him and his family and also thanked the entire staff of the press unit for coming out en-mass to celebrate with him.
Israel Umoh, Chief Information Officer in the Government House, Uyo, who described him as a friend, brother and benefactor, congratulated Pastor Ukpe on ?his birthday, asking God to grant him a fulfilled and rewarding years on earth.
Essien Ndueso, Personal Assistant to the Governor on Media who proposed a toast for the pastor asked God to give him long life, prosperity and sound health.
In his response, the celebrator, Ukpe said he was surprised and pleased by the show of genuine love and solidarity by the staff of the press corps in organising a birthday for him for and for operating as a family by working together and making his work easier.
Pastor Ukpe whose birthday was on the 18th of this month, thanked God for adding another year to his age and for sustaining his life.
He acknowledged that he was privileged to work with interesting people in the corps and thanked them for standing by him in the course of working together.