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Host Communities Top Ibom Power’s Payroll Chart

By Michael Dada
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Consistent with the industrialization policy of Akwa Ibom State Government, the Management of Ibom Power Company (IPC) is demonstrating that having more industries in the State will be beneficial to the State in general and Akwa Ibom communities in particular.

Speaking on the development, the Managing Director of Ibom Power, Dr. Victor Udo said “when communities provide an enabling environment for investments and investors, indigenes of the community are the primary beneficiaries”.

He said “this is the reality at IPC where Eket senatorial district, the host constituency of Ibom power, has the highest percentage of people on the Company’s payroll”.

“By creating a conducive environment for the company to operate, Ikot Abasi communities have benefitted through the employment of their indigenes” said the Ibom Power Boss.

He spoke further that “this is in addition to other benefits from IPC's Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) efforts. The most recent is the reconnection of Ikot Abasi communities to the power grid”.

Dr. Udo concluded by saying “as the State Government recruits investors, host communities should be hospitable by allocating land and ensuring a secured and safe environment for investments and investors”.

Meanwhile, according to a table sourced from IPC’s internal transactions Unit, 64% of the people on IPC's payroll are from Eket Senatorial District while Uyo and Ikot Ekpene Senatorial Districts have 22% and 11% respectively.

In addition, the table shows that communities hosting the plant in Ikot Abasi LGA have benefitted tremendously from IPC – the five clans in Ikot Abasi LGA have a combined 55% of people on IPC's payroll.

The table also shows that the immediate host community, Ikpa Ibekwe clan has 21% of the people on the payroll while Edemaya, Ukpum Okon, Ikpa Nung Assang, and Ukpum Ete clans have 11%, 8%, 8% and 7% respectively.