Abuja - Akwa Ibom State Governor, Udom
Emmanuel, has presented a report detailing the achievements of his
administration since ascension to power.
This weekend marked six months of his reign.
“We are committed to industrialization and infrastructural
development. We have had several ground breakings for new industries and
resuscitated ailing and moribund ones. From LED factory to automobile, and
fertilizer plant to others, industrialization is on its wings in our state,”
said the governor.
He singled out prominent fun, Peacock Paints, which is
“But I must say here that industrialization is a process
and not an event. We will spare no effort to ensure the effective and
lawful execution of our industrial drive. I solicit you rise up (Dakkada) and
give us your hand of support,” Emmanuel said.
Emmanuel said the performance curve of the state
government was rising higher.
“Our people are
enjoying regular electricity and areas like Okobo Local Government have
benefited from our intervention,” he said.
“I was touched when Okobo Electricity Maintenance
Committee, in a letter signed by its Chairman, Chief Effiong Edak Ekong,
thanked me, for “restoring power supply in Okobo after many years of blackout,
which had caused socio-economic hardship and under-development.”
He added that the state government was providing clean
water to stem the spread of water borne diseases.
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“We have revamped
all sectors including health. St Luke’s Hospital, Anua, and Ibom Specialist
Hospital are examples. We have undertaken several road construction projects
across the state. This state is now a giant work site, and we should all be
proud of this,” he said.
The governor said construction on the 3,5 km Ikot Udom
Road with a 15m span bridge in Ibiono Ibom local government Area was on course.
“The contractors are making good progress with site
clearance and excavation works at 75 percent while pilling and constructions of
bridges are ongoing. Major progress has also been made with the emergency works
on roads in Oron.”
He said the dualization of 23.4km Eket-Etinan Road with 3
bridges is on-going, while the construction of bridges on the road have
commenced in earnest and the construction of Uyo underground outfall drainage
from Nsikak Eduok Avenue through Akwa Efak to the Tropicana is at advance
The dualization of Uyo-Etinan road with a flyover and
water fountain at Etinan roundabout and the dualization of the 23.8km Uyo-Oron
road Airport road-Okpedi-Oron Road by East West Road with 60m span bridge in
Odobo are set to commence.
Other road projects of the administration include
construction of 5km Ikot Usop – Ikot Edeghe – Ikot Ekpuk Road with 30m Span
Bridge in Mkpat Enin Local Government Area and construction of 5km Mkpok-Okat
Road in ONNA Local Government Area.
“These will all be completed in record time,”
- CAJ News