A One day Prayer fasting declared by Governor Udom Emmanuel in Akwa Ibom State, holds this Friday across the state.
A release by the state Commissioner for Information and Communications, Mr. Charles Udoh said the programme would be rounded off at the Banquet Hall Grounds of Government House in Uyo by 4pm same day.
Mr Udoh explained that the fasting which is to herald the 30th anniversary has to be observed by all indigenes of the state irrespective of Christian denomination.
“The fasting is to afford all Akwa Ibom people the opportunity to seek the face of God and open doors for God’s blessing for the state at 30.”
Mr Udoh said the solemn prayers which starts at 6am, and urged those who are not in Uyo to observe the prayer fasting in their respective churches.
On the significance of the number, 30, he explained that “the heaven was opened for Jesus at the age of 30 to save mankind,” while “God’s hand came upon Ezekiel at the age of 30”
He listed other young men in the bible who became leaders on reaching the age of thirty to include David who became the King over Israel and Joseph who became Prime Minister in Egypt .
The theme for the anniversary is “Arise oh Akwa Ibomites and “shine for thy light is come...”(Isa 60:1)