Join millions of Akwa Ibomites at home and across the globe to celebrate their home State, Akwa Ibom via the #ProudAkwaIbomite special campaign to mark the State’s 33rd Anniversary Celebration.
On September 23, 1987, the collective dream of the people was actualized as Akwa Ibom State, the “Land of Promise” was finally created, after about four decades of sustained agitation by the then Military Administration of General Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida.
The creation of the State brought to fruition years of prolonged struggle by the people that occupied the mainland part of the former Cross River State. For many, the creation of the State was a mark of justice, having been left out in earlier state creation exercises despite leading in the struggle for state creation in Nigeria.
This themed campaign focuses attention on Akwa Ibom State, its history, people, achievements, aspirations and greatness while celebrating the dexterity, resilience and resolve of Akwa Ibom State to launch into the future with renewed determination, hope and expectations.
The online-based campaign provides individuals with an avenue to share one thing that makes them proud of the Akwa Ibom State. Here are three simple steps to be part of it:
1. Simply visit www.proudakwaibomite.com
2. Select from any of the options why you are proud to be an Akwa Ibomite
3. Upload your picture and generate your reason.
4. Share on social media using the hashtag #ProudAkwaIbomite
Happy Anniversary in advance Akwa Ibom State!!