Capital Projects In Akwa Ibom To Create Employment-Akpabio

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Governor Godswill Akpabio has expressed optimism that the on-going capital

projects in Akwa Ibom would create employment opportunities to enhance the

living standards of the people in the state.
Akpabio accompanied by some Nigerian entrepreneurs stated this Tuesday in

an interview with journalists after inspecting the ongoing 20th

Anniversary Hospital and Akwa Ibom International Stadium in Uyo.

According to him, “The quality of the projects is good and the timing is

right and these projects would create employment opportunities to enhance

the living and standard of the people. I believe this stadium project

would be completed September of this year”.
At the inspection of the on-going 20th Anniversary Hospital, Uyo, he

remarked “This hospital is going to be a first-class specialist hospital

for Nigerians that involves major surgeries that would be undertaken my

medical expatriates, which would cut down capital flight of Nigerians

traveling abroad for medical treatment”.
The Governor said the hospital will curb medical tourism to India by

Nigerians, and hoped that the hospital would be handled by medical

expatriates to answer the needs of the people.
Alhaji Sayyu Dantata, Chairman of MRS Group who was among those visiting

the state, commended governor Akpabio for the capital projects he has

executed in the state, saying “It is one Governor and the rest. The

projects are beyond imagination. It gives the state a different

transformational face. Let other leaders emulate the transformational

qualities of Governor Akpabio. I want Akwa Ibom people to cooperate with

and pray for him”.
Dr. Eruani Azibapu, Group President of Aziekel Group who also spoke said

that he is proud of the state Governor, stating” Akpabio has redefined

government. This is what we hope for Nigeria. What I have seen in Akwa

Ibom is marvelous. They are not political projects”.

Azibapu, therefore, called on Nigerians to visit the state to witness the

transformation in the state.
The Managing Director of SO&U, advertising and marketing company, Mr.

Udeme Ufort said that the projects in the state have redefined

development, redefined the people and redefined confidence in Nigeria,

saying that what is seen in the state is what is being seen in other parts

of the world and stressed that the Governor has given to the people of the

state more than expected.
Also speaking, the Chairman, Rebdan & Associates, Abuja, Mr. Teddy Nwanne

compared the projects seen in the state to what he saw in South Africa,

stressing that the projects are verifiable and genuine, urging the next

state Governor to continue with the transformation strides of Governor

Later at a courtesy visit to the Governor in his office, Uyo, Dr. Eruani

Azibapu said that the projects are modern, assuring governor Akpabio that

he will continue to support him by praying for him of God to see him

through his administration.
Alhaji Sayyu Dantata also commended Governor Akpabio for transforming the

state, and hoped that the people of the state would never forget him after

he leaves office.