He recently revealed this to the press, and Nigerians have been reacting.
According to him, he does not understand the unnecessary criticism that has greeted the project billed for completion and commissioning in 2022, because it’s a very good idea.
He added that if several citizens of Akwa Ibom State can build private altars and churches for God, there is no moral justification why a state cannot be allowed to do the same.
His words, “What’s all this fuss about building a Worship Centre? Many of us capable, build worship places and Altars in our houses and also build churches for our parishes. So what’s wrong with a Governor, who believes in God in his ways, building a Worship Centre for his constituents?”
“Everywhere in the world, even in communist countries, a big beautiful worship centre, whether Christian or Islam, is a big historic and tourist site. Let’s not be hypocrites. Let’s criticise what is bad and praise what is good, no matter our political affiliations.”
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Udom Gabriel Emmanuel (born 11 July 1966) is the governor of Akwa Ibom State of Nigeria, in office since 29 May 2015. He contested for the office of governor in the April 2015 elections on the platform of People’s Democratic Party. He was re-elected as the governor of Akwa Ibom State on 29 May 2019.
Udom Gabriel Emmanuel was born on July 11, 1966, into the family of Ette Teacher Gabriel Emmanuel Nkenang, a native of Awa Iman in Onna Local Government, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. He rose from being a Sunday school leader at United Evangelical Church (QIC) (formerly Qua Iboe Church) to become a bank director. Emmanuel and his family are strong members of United Evangelical Church (QIC), Nigeria.
Emmanuel served as an audit manager of Price Waterhouse Coopers. He is an associate of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria. He served as chief financial officer of Zenith Bank Plc.
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