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Jonathan lauds Gov. Akpabio for initiating quality projects

27 October 2012, 18:20

Lagos - President Goodluck Jonathan on Saturday lauded Gov. Godswill Akpabio of Akwa Ibom for initiating quality projects in the state.

The president made the commendation in Uyo while inaugurating the new Governor’s Office built by the Akpabio administration.

He had earlier on arrival for a one-day working visit performed the groundbreaking ceremony of a 30,000-seater stadium in Uyo.

Jonathan, who recalled his earlier visits to Akwa Ibom as a director in the defunct Oil Mineral Producing Development Areas Commission (OMPADEC), noted that the state had really been transformed.

He commended the state governor for providing critical infrastructure in the state.

``I will not hesitate to visit the state as far as it has to do with development,” Jonathan said.

Jonathan said that Akpabio’s successor would face serious challenges if he or she did not perform as his predecessor.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that the president was in the state in June where he inaugurated the e-library project and a 15-km Aka-Nung Udoe road.

The new Governor’s Ofice, described as an architectural masterpiece by the State Information Commissioner Aniekan Umanah was completed in 12 months by Julius Berger Construction Company.

The office consists of a conference room, a lounge, a multi-media studio, a press centre and an executive council chamber with video conferencing facilities, among others.

Welcoming the President to Akwa Ibom, Gov. Akpabio said his administration would remain focused on the transformation programmes of the state.

Akpabio said he had more projects to execute as part of his uncommon transformation agenda, adding: ``this is not the end of projects that would be commissioned in the state.”

He said the governor’s office was built to project the corporate image of the state to visitors and that all the facilities were of world-class standards.



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