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Gov. Akpabio urges EU to observe quality control

15 June 2012, 12:04

 Uyo - Gov. Godswill Akpabio of Akwa Ibom has urged the European Union (EU) to adhere to supervision and quality control in projects' execution and implementation in the Niger Delta region.

Akpabio made the call when the EU Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr David Macrae, paid him a visit at Government House in Uyo on Thursday.

Macrae was accompanied by the Executive Secretary of the National Planning Commission, Mr Fidelis Ukpo.

He noted that supervision and quality control was important if EU's contribution to Nigeria is to be effective.

"Therefore with the EU, we will take your projects seriously. We already have a team on ground that will continue with the right quality of things.

"In Akwa Ibom, we have completed over 260 urban roads with intervention in at least five federal roads and none of them will have potholes in the next 50 years,” Akpabio said.

"The state government will work with the team- MPP9- so that when next you come, you are coming to commission the project and not just to introduce it.”

Macrae said that he visited Akwa Ibom to establish Micro Projects Programme (MPP) in the areas of water and sanitation.

He explained that MPP was involved in nine states in the Niger Delta region.

Macrae said that local and state governments were involved in the execution of MPP projects and  pledged to commence the execution of the projects in Akwa Ibom.

He noted that Akwa Ibom was an important state in the Niger Delta given its volume of crude oil.

He stressed the need for partnership and close working relationship between the state and the EU (NAN)


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