‘Happy Hour’ concept does not encourage laziness- Akwa Ibom senator-elect


Dr. Ekong Sampson, the senator-elect for Akwa Ibom South Senatorial District, has stated that the concept of ‘Happy Hour,’ as proposed by the state governor-elect, Pst Umo Eno, was not intended to encourage laziness and indolence, but rather to reward those who work hard and deserve a break.

The ‘Happy Hour’ proposition made by Akwa Ibom Eno during his recent media interaction in the state was widely misrepresented and misinterpreted on social media, with many linking the concept as an open declaration for alcoholism and revelry.

Speaking on Tuesday while cutting the tape to commission and open the doors to Posh Events and Party, a multifaceted event planning outfit located in Uruan Street, Uyo, the senator-elect  said the concept of the ‘Happy Hour’ was actually a call for people to arise and get something doing after which they can spare some time to unwind, as is observed in most developed societies.

He said “Happy hour simply means imbibing the philosophy of hard work and then, a deserving rest. It’s truly for those who work hard”.

Dr Sampson lauded the progenitors of the outfit, Mr and Mrs Ndiana Thompson, for imbibing the true Dakkada spirit preached by the state Governor Udom Emmanuel and Eno in setting up the facility, adding that the venture would continue to grow in leaps and bounds into other subsidiaries.

Responding, the host, Ndiana Thompson lauded Dr Sampson for always identifying with the progress and development of his people. He expressed appreciation to the Senator-elect for sparing time to grace the launch, despite his busy schedule.