Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State has declared that there will be no fruitless labour in the year 2017.
Governor Emmanuel made the declaration at Qua Iboe Church, Ikot Ekpene road Uyo where he attended the 2017 New Year Service.
The Governor thanked God for his benevolence and for making it possible for him and the people of the state to witness the new year despite the 2016 challenges.
According to him “2017 will witness harvest of fruitfulness and greater expectations”
The Governor who read from the Book of Proverb Chapter one verse ten and Zechariah Chapter eighty verse twelve, urged the people not to be misled by the wicked but should hold fast to their faith.
He said “2017 shall witness the manifestation of God’s glory for everyone and the qualification for the attainment of the glory is righteousness and commitment to the service of God”
He therefore, passionately, sued for peace and love among the citizenry and pledged to redouble efforts at reconciling into one fold the Area Conferences of Qua Iboe Church.
Preaching on the theme “My Year of God’s Glory ” the Pastor in charge, Reverend Ibup Emah said every believer should seek the revelation of God’s glory.
The Cleric who took his lesson from Exodus Chapter thirty three verse eighteen, said that God created man to reveal his essence, but man turn around to pursue vain things thereby provoking God’s wrath as he does not share his glory with any man.
The New year service which featured induction of Governor Emmanuel into the Men Fellowship and his Wife Martha, admitted into the Women Fellowship was attended by Secretary To the State Government, Sir Etekamba Umoren,State PDP Chairman Obong Paul Ekpo, and other dignitaries.