Capital Projects In Akwa Ibom To Create Employment-Akpabio
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.