Governor Akpabio inaugurates 147 projects under 3 weeks in Akwa Ibom
Governor Godswill Akpabio has assured the people of Akwa ibom State that he will not leave any stone unturned in ensuring the total transformation of the State.
The Governor's position was revealed during the on-going inauguration of over 700 projects executed by his administration through the Interministerial Direct Labour Coordinating Committee.
The commissioning which has so far covered nine local government areas of the state, witnessed the inauguration of 147 projects by the Governor.
A total of nine people oriented projects have been inaugurated by the Governor of Akwa Ibom state Chief Dr Godswill Obot Akpabio for the people of Esit Eket Local Government Area.
The projects were a new open stall in Urua Afaha Etebi,one new open stall in Urua Nka Etebi,ward annex and walkway in Polyclinic Uquo, three bedroom semi detached bungalow in Modern High School Ekpene Obo ,Theatre block and walkway in Polyclinic, a six classroom block in Government School Ikpa, doctors quarters and a new two bedroom semi detached bungalow staff quarters also at the Polyclinic in Uquo.
Speaking on the occasion,the chairman of Esit Eket Mr Friday Nelson Inwang expressed his sincere gratitude to the governor for his gestures for the people of Esit Eket. Maintaining that the governor has been of immense value to the people of Esit Eket , Mr Inwang said he that he looked forward to seeing the commissioning of more projects in the area.
Speaking on the goodwill of Akpabio governance,Mrs Josephine Oton the primary health care coordinator expressed her profound gratitude to His Execellency for remembering the staff and patients of polyclinic and express hoped to seeing more projects commissioned in the polyclinic.
Speaking through the Commissioner for Culture and Tourism, Dr Clement Bassey, Chief Akpabio charged the people of Esit Eket to remain loyal and law abiding as they maintain the infrastructure given to them by the Governor.
Governor Akpabio added that his government remains focused on the transforming the lives of the people.
At Ikot Abasi, Chief Akpabio commended the people for their unwavering support during the last General elections. The Governor represented by the Mrs Eunice Thomas, commissioned 21 projects with a pledge that he was determined to put smiles on the faces of the people.
13 Classroom blocks, electricity and water project, staff quarters and several academic halls were inaugurated in the Ikot Abasi.
The people of the area led by the transition chairman and the paramount ruler were full of praises for the Governor and restated their resolve to support him
When the train visited Ika, a crowd of teeming supporters cheered the Governor's entourage led by the Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Welfare Mrs. Eunice Thomas. While inaugurating seven projects in the area, Mrs Thomas charged the people of the area to key in to the empowerment programmes of Governor Akpabio.
She reminded the youth and women of such programmes like the Integrated Farmers Scheme and the Women in Agriculture Development Programme, advising them to eschew social vices that are inimical to growth and development.
The transition Chairman of Ika Mr. Boniface Ebeowo pledged the readiness of Ika people to support the government of Chief Akpabio and assured that the area will remain peaceful and susceptible to government programmes.
A total of twenty one people-oriented projects were this Tuesday, inaugurated in Nsit Atai by the Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Chief Godswill Akpabio.
The projects range from sixteen classroom blocks, three mini water schemes, a new civic centre at Okoro Nsit as well as a new market at Ikot Eket.
Inuagurating the projects, Governor Akpabio represented by the Commissioner for Local Government Chieftaincy Affairs Mr. Paul Ekpo said the projects were in fulfillment of his promise to spread developments to all nooks and crannies of Akwa Ibom State.
He commended the people of Nsit Atai for their support and show of solidarity, promising them that more projects will be executed in the area very soon.
Speaking at the occasion, the people of Nsit Atai took turns to commend Governor Akpabio for touching their lives positively. A mammoth crowd of supporters including women groups, youths, and community leaders came out in their numbers to cheer the governor and his entourage.
Similarly, it was another moment of joy for the rural communities in Abak Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom as the State Governor Chief Godswill Akpabio, inaugurated 28 life touching projects last Friday. Most of the projects inaugurated were rehabilitated and newly constructed classroom blocks at Community High School, Afaha Obong, Saints Comprehensive Secondary School, Ikot Oku Mfang, Bishop Clark Primary School, Abak town and Government school Ediene 2.
Other projects were rural electrification at Ikot Akpakpan and Ikot Essien and a mini water scheme at Ikot Oku Mfang. At Ediene 2, there was a visible expression of joy among the people as the governor, represented by his Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Mr Paul Ekpo and his entourage arrived the school to commission renovated classroom blocks of over 54 years history of neglect. At saints Comprehensive secondary school Ikot Oku Mfang and Commercial High school Afaha Obong where a total of 11 school blocks were given a facelift, the turn-out of people was unprecedented as observed by the governor's representative.
Responding after the inauguration, the headmistress of Government School Ediene2, Mrs. Patricia Godwin Eshiet thanked the governor for not only introducing the free and compulsory education but also creating a conducive learning and teaching environment. She described the previous state of the school as an eyesore.
Similarly, a community leader, Brig. Gen Godwin Afang Ideh who spoke on behalf of Afaha Obong Consultative Forum described the governor's deed as a demonstration of love for education and deep concern for the future. Speaking during the inauguration of the projects, Governor Akpabio thanked the people of Abak for their support in the last general election.
Inaugurating two bungalows to serve as National Youth Corps member's lodge at Community High School Afaha Obong, the governor said Akwa Ibom is a destination of unity and will continue to set a pace in Nigeria's unity project. In his remarks, the Transition Committee chairman for Abak local government Mr Richard Ebong who led the team to the various project sites, expressed the appreciation of Abak people to the Governor especially for his numerous programmes and projects which have redefined the history of the area. Other places so far visited include Eket where 29 projects where commissioned, Onna with 13 projects, and Etinan which received 18 projects from Chief Akpabio.