Jul 20, 2011, 6:19 PM
The people of Akwacross community of
The celebration, which brought together people of the Akwacross community and other dignitaries, was meant among other things to showcase their culture.
Speaking on the occasion, Prince Daniel Antigha, president of the community, gave a brief history of Akwa and Cross River Region in
He adduced that the current region of Akwa Ibom/Cross River State in the old
“We are people rich in culture, customs and tradition,” the president said, adding that for them, societal interest is greater than individual interest; however, individual development and self-actualization is encouraged as a sum total of societal growth and development.
Although they are a minority in
He urged his colleagues to be law-abiding while describing them as hardworking in whatever they are doing.
He commended the president of the association for his pivotal role, effectiveness and good leadership in the association.
Chief Justice Agim reminded the gathering that “it is important that a man continues to exist in a community”.
“Community emphasizes unity, common purpose, and support to each other and humanity, among others,” said the Chief Justice.
He described The Gambia as a peaceful country with people who are accommodative and are part of The Gambian community.
“We are showing consent of community within them so as to show effectiveness in the larger community,” he said, while urging Nigerians to continue extending love to the people around them as they “are people that love each other”.
Love, he says, is at the heart of community, adding that being part of a community is one way of demonstrating love.
However, he further noted that community cannot strive when there is no love, urging communities as well not to make rules that will make people to run away.
He finally called on all to be part of community as it has various advantages.
“Associate with your community and respect the laws of the land you find yourselves, and stay away from their politics,” said the CJ.
He thanked all those that help the association to grow and improve, while commending the Nigerian High Commissioner for her encouragement to Nigerians to be part of their communities.
The ceremony also witnessed the launching of the Akwacross community 2012-2013 Almanac.