The Special Assistant to Governor Udom Emmanuel on Entertainment Industry, Mr. David Sergeant, better known by his stage name as Utang Akwa Ibom, has disclosed that Akwa Ibom State will have a robust entertainment industry.
Mr. Sergeant, who made the disclosure during a media chat with newsmen in Uyo on Thursday, said that in line with Governor Udom’s Dakkada philosophy, the entertainment industry in the State is set to rise to another level.
He disclosed that shortly after his appointment, he constituted a 19-man State Working Committee (SWC) for the entertainment industry, saying that the essence was to bring as many people as possible on board in order to accommodate all the sub-sectors in entertainment industry.
The governor’s aide enumerated some of the events organized so far to include the “IBOM EASTER FIESTA”, “I RISE WITH UDOM CONCERT”, and a novelty football match between entertainers in the state and members of the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly.
He noted that the events are part of his efforts in boosting the entertainment industry and commended Governor Udom Emmanuel for all his supports and commitment towards uplifting the entertainment industry.
Ahead of the 29th anniversary of the state creation, Mr. Sergeant disclosed that the entertainment industry has lined up its programmes to mark the event, to include a novelty football match between entertainers and aides of the governor on Saturday, September 24, 2016 at the Uyo Township Stadium by 3pm and later by 7pm, a live show will be held at the Ibom Plaza.
According to him, Akwa Ibom is set to take the lead in entertainment as there is plan to launch events like the Ibom Entertainment Night Tour to be held every last Friday of the month in ten Federal Constituencies; the Entertainment Industry Week; submits and workshops for all members in the industry and townhall meetings.
Utang Akwa Ibom therfore appealed for the support of all members of the entertainment industry in order to help build the industry and take it to an enviable height.