Industrialisation to take Center Stage between 2011-2015 with Gov. Akpabio
Akwa Ibom State's Commissioner for Information and Social Re-orientation, Aniekan Umana has stated that Governor Godswill Akpabio's administration is committed to ensuring job opportunities to the teeming youths of the state, and tagged the second term campaign for 2011-2015 as tenure for industrialization of the state.
According to him “It is obvious to all that Gov. Akpabio in three years has done so much in the state. He has committed our resources to the physical transformation of the state as could be seen in the number of projects spread across the state, as well as completion of projects inherited from the previous administration.”
He disclosed the state government's plan to site thirty one cottage industries in the 31 local government areas of the state to cater for the unemployed; adding that the achievement of this plan will be through public-private partnership arrangement. Mr. Aniekan Umana , pointed out that what the government was doing in the past three years was the provision of infrastructural development such as the massive road network, rural electrification, pipe borne water, renovation of schools and hospitals, pleading that conducive environment should be provided for development to thrive. He maintained that the people of Akwa Ibom state were blessed to have Governor Godswill Akpabio as their state governor and as well should be grateful to God for such a wonderful gift; because his type is rare to come by.
The commissioner stressed that the unprecedented achievements of the governor in the past three years have attracted national and international accolades to the governor and people of the state. Mr. Umana expressed gratitude to the people of the state for the excitement and solidarity they have exhibited so far to the government and its programmes, noting that such was a true reflection of the level of acceptability of the governor by his people.
On the issue of kidnapping and other crimes being brought under control in the state, the commissioner who has distanced the state government from it described it as a barbaric act. He called on the people of the state to continue reporting any suspicious elements to the relevant security agents for necessary action. He warned criminals in the state and their collaborators to stay clear from the state as the government will make sure that those involved in such crimes are arrested and persecuted accordingly. The commissioner urged the people to stop introducing politics into criminality.
He concluded by advising candidates seeking elective political offices that has been spreading the rumour that Gov. Akpabio anointed them for 2011 election to desist. He stated that such rumours were false, misleading and baseless. The commissioner urged those seeking elective offices in the 2011 general elections to go make proper campaigns for the forth coming election.