The government has declared Friday Public Holiday to mark the anniversary.
Newsone reports that the government of Akwa Ibom State, south-south Nigeria, has declared Friday, September 23, 2022, as a Work Free Day to mark the 35th anniversary of the state’s creation.
This online news platform understands that the Friday Public Holiday was disclosed in a statement issued by the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Ini Ememobong on behalf of Akwa Ibom State governor Udom Emmanuel.
The statement on the Friday Public Holiday entitled “Governor Udom Emmanuel Declares Friday, 23rd September 2022, Work free day”, was made available to journalists on Thursday, September 22, 2022.
Newsone Nigeria reports that the Akwa Ibom State Commissioner for Information and Strategy stressed that by the Friday Public Holiday declaration, all offices and other public places in the state are to observe the work-free day.
The statement reads: “The Governor of Akwa Ibom State, His Excellency, Mr. Udom Emmanuel has declared Friday, September 23, 2022, a Work Free Day.
“Consequently, government offices and other public places are to observe the holiday. This declaration is made in the spirit of the celebration of the 35th anniversary of the creation of our state.
“The Governor wishes all Citizens and residents happy celebrations,” the statement on the Friday Public Holiday added.