By Michael Dada

The Chairman of Ibom Power Board of Directors, Engr. Etido Inyang has said implementation of Ibom Power Phase 2 will be the yardstick to measure the success of the new Board.

Speaking at the inaugural Board meeting held at Ibom Power Corporate office in Uyo, Engr. Etido Inyang said the responsibility of the Board is to actualize the vision of Governor Udom Emmanuel for the success of Ibom Power Company Limited.

He said “the vision should be one not about individual interests; we will not succeed until we get to the second Phase of Ibom power”. He therefore urged the Board members and the Management to use their connections across sectors to ensure the implementation of Ibom power phase 2.

Speaking further, the Chairman said the Board in collaboration with the Management will work to ensure that Ibom power plant produces at the full installed capacity. He said when Ibom power produces at full capacity then the Federal Government will be expected to ensure adequate evacuation of Ibom power output.

Engr. Etido Inyang appreciated Governor Udom Emmanuel for the confidence bestowed on him by appointing him Ibom Power Board Chairman and extolled the Governor for effective management of Akwa Ibom State economy amidst the recession.

He also appreciated the Managing Director of Ibom Power, Engr. Meyen Etukudo for holding-the-fort in the absence of the Board. He urged Ibom power Management to work in harmony with the Board of Directors to actualize the vision of His Excellency for Ibom Power Company Limited.

Governor Udom Emmanuel had appointed the former Commissioner, Engr. Etido Inyang as the Board Chairman of Ibom Power Company Limited along with Barr. Uwem Ekanem, Hon. Ayang Ayang, Elder Ntieyong Inyangmme and Hon. Emmanuel Ebe as Board members.

The appointment was conveyed in a Press Release dated 23rd March 2017 signed by the Secretary to the State Government, Sir Etekamba Umoren.