UYO (Sundiata Post) – The Senate President of the 10th Senate in Nigeria, Senator Godswill Akpabio has eulogised his late mother, late Mrs Lucy Akpabio for instilling in him strong moral values which has shaped his character and helped him gainfully navigate through life.
The Senate President in his remarks on the occasion of his 61st birthday celebration on Saturday, December 9, 2023 in Uyo noted that it was the strong moral values his late mother instilled in him that has kept up the drive in him to lead a exemplary life.
Akpabio recounted how he lost his father while he was a baby of six months old, while his mother – late Mrs Lucy Akpabio, took up the enormous task of catering for him and striving to provide all he needed to stand tall.
The former Minister for Niger Delta Affairs expressed gratitude to his mother who passed on in the year 2000, for not just taking the onerous task of raising him without a father, but ensuring that she taught him to understand the value of integrity, dedication, hardwork, and friendliness, stressing that those values have remained guiding stars to him.
Akpabio equally thanked his wife, Mrs Ekaette Unoma Akpabio, for her unwavering support and his siblings for always keeping a close family tie, which have paved ways for many good things to come his way.
Many dignitaries, including the wife of the President of Nigeria, Pastor Oluremi Tinubu, eulogized the starling leadership qualities of Senator Akpabio and wished him a glorious new year ahead.