The Wife of the Governor of Akwa Ibom State Mrs. Ekaette Unoma Akpabio has again identified honesty and commitment to duty as a panacea for success.
Mrs Akpabio made this known while redeeming the pledge
of N2M to Mrs. Elizabeth Akande a staff of the Civil Defence Corps who had earlier been honoured by Sun newspapers for rejecting graft.
Mrs Akande, was honoured for rejecting a bribe of N500,000 to aid the rigging of election in Oyo State during the 2011 general elections, even in the face of intimidation.
Mrs Akpabio who was called to present the award to Mrs Akande by the organisers, had announced a donation of N2m to the incorruptible Akande, saying she was touched by her rare honesty.
Presenting the cash gift to the awardee on Sunday at the Sun Newspaper Headquaters in Lagos, Mrs Akpabio, represented by the State Commissioner for Information, Mr. Aniekan Umanah, said her efforts through campaigns have been targeted at re-orientating people against corruption and other vices that are rocking the fabrics of our nation.
Mrs Akpabio said her pet programme the Family Life Enhancement Initiative has been used to provide houses for widows, empowerment schemes for youths and the elderly as well as remand homes for the destitute and orphans in the State.