Ubong Sampson – Uyo
The President of Legislators’ Wives Association (LEWA) – Akwa Ibom State Chapter, Dr. (Mrs) Uduak Luke has urged visitors to keep making Akwa Ibom their destination, noting that hospitality is a must for visitors to the state.
Dr. Luke made the urge, Tuesday, while formally welcoming members of LEWA – Abia State Chapter led by the President, Mrs, Chikwendu Gloria Kalu.
The Abia State LEWA members are in the state for a retreat.
In her welcome address, Dr. Luke who is also Wife of Akwa Ibom Speaker, Barr. Onofiok Luke, appreciated the Abia State LEWA delegation for making the state their choice of destination among all 36 states in the country.
Her words: “it is a thing if joy, delight, and a privilege to welcome you to Akwa Ibom, the home of hospitality. I want you to know that here in Akwa Ibom, we show hospitality by force. Hospitality to our visitors is a must here.
“Let me also appreciate you for choosing our state for this visit, among all the 36 states in the country”.
In her response, the Leader of the Abia LEWA team thanked her Akwa Ibom counterpart and her members for the warm reception they have enjoyed since arriving the state.
In her words: “I thank you on behalf of my members for the warm reception you’ve accorded us since we came in to your state. When you rushed to welcome us few moments after our arrival, we were already happy that we had chosen to come to Akwa Ibom.
Gloria who is also Wife of the Speaker, Abia State House of Assembly hinted that visit to the state is to retreat, have some private meetings and discuss matters bothering on members’ welfare, as well as the progress of the association.
Members of Akwa Ibom LEWA at the reception include: Wife of Member, Onna State Constituency, Mrs. Ndifreke Nse Essien; Wife of Member, Ikot Abasi, Mrs. Sarah Odudoh; Wife of Member, Uruan, Mrs. Itohowo Aniekan Bassey; Wife of Member, Mbo, Mrs. Kate Samuel Ufuo; Wife of Member, Abak, Mrs. Grace Iwok; Wife of Member, Nsit Atai, Mrs. Dorcas Esset; Wife of Member, Uyo, Mrs Joyce Monday Eyo; and their Etinan counterpart, Mrs. Patricia Aniefiok Denis, among others.