Having his say on Twitter, Udom revealed that there’s no confirmed case of the disease in Akwa Ibom and reports saying otherwise are false.
According to him, measures are in place at the state’s airport to prevent the entry of the virus into Akwa Ibom.
He added that the measures are very comprehensive and have no parallel anywhere in West Africa.
His words, “For emphasis, let me state here unequivocally that there is no confirmed case of COVID-19 disease in Akwa Ibom State as I speak to you. As a matter of fact, the measures put in place at our Airport is comprehensive and has no parallel anywhere in West Africa.
“My Fellow AKWAIBOMITES, I bring you greetings and urge that we continue to stand in faith in the face of the global pandemic which has shaken the world to its foundations. You may have read a rash of mischievous info peddled by certain media platforms on the status of COVID-19.
“I want to assure the public that the rumours and false information going around on social media are completely false.”
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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 ran successfully for the office of governor in the April 2015 elections on the platform of Akwa Ibom State People’s Democratic Party. He was re-elected as the governor of Akwa Ibom State on the 29th of 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 is married to Martha Udom Emmanuel. Udom Emmanuel’s father, Ette Teacher Gabriel Emmanuel Nkenang, was a native of Awa Iman in Onna Local Government, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. Mr. G. E. Nkanang was an educator, a Head Master and teacher. The Udom’s are Christians. Udom Emmanuel is a serving Deacon and they are altogether very active in the faith. He is a Christian of the United Evangelical Church (QIC) (formerly Qua Iboe Church) faith.
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