Celebrating Akwa Ibom
When we conceived the idea of celebrating Akwa Ibom people (alive), who are excelling in their different callings globally, as a part of the activities marking the 33rd anniversary of state creation, we thought that we will exhaust the list in 33 days. That has been an impossibility, as there are still hundreds of qualified people who are yet to be celebrated, even after we extended the period beyond the 33 days.
We received more than 2,800 nominations via our website and after initial evaluation, we found that more than 75% of the nominees were worthy of celebration. To decide who to put up became a challenge, so we decided to use the number of nominations a nominee had as the determinant and that made the job easier.
Criteria For Selection
1. People of proven integrity, outstanding social, economic, political and cultural impact, locally, nationally and Internationally.
2. Achievers, innovators and inventors.
3. Excellence in music, arts, culture and the creative industry and all those who have contributed to the success story of Akwa Ibom State.
3. People whose lives have been inspirational, who have demonstrated the can-do spirit of Akwa Ibom viz, honesty, integrity, hardwork and courage.