Akwa Ibom State Governor, Godswill Akpabio, on Friday presented two brand new Toyota Prado SUVs as gifts to popular Nigerian singer, Innocent Idibia, a.k.a Tuface, who got married traditionally to his long time fiancée, Nollywood actress Annie Macaulay, at Apostolic High School, Esit Urua Community, Eket – Ibeno Road, in Uyo, the bride’s hometown.
The award winning singer and his wife were full of joy as they exchanged greetings and snapped photographs with colleagues in the entertainment industry.
The event, which was billed to start by 12noon, commenced around 4pm.
Governor Akpabio arrived the venue around 5:20pm with Senators Helen Esuene and Aloysius Etok.
Speaking during the occasion, the governor said, “On behalf of the government and good people of Akwa Ibom State, I have decided to donate two brand new Toyota SUVs to the couple. Also 29 Akwa Ibom delegates will join the wedding which is billed to come up in Dubai.”
“For the people of Eket-Ibeno, I need to apologise because I am not happy with the state of the road. The road was given to the NDDC. If not, the state would have intervened in the construction. I want to assure you that during the child dedication of Tuface and Annie, we would have dualised the Eket-Ibeno Road.”
Celebrities that graced the occasion included Iyanya, Kate Henshaw, Ini Edo, Chika Ike, Timaya, among others.
Their white wedding and honeymoon is billed to take place in Dubai, United Arab Emirates on March 23rd, 2013.