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AKAN OKON LAUDS GOV UDOM ON 21-STOREY PROJECT

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AKAN OKON LAUDS GOV UDOM ON 21-STOREY PROJECT

……… Assures of completion in 18months

Mr. Akan Okon, the Commissioner For Housing and Special Duties, has described Governor Udom Emmanuel as a visionary and purpose driven leader for his initiation of the 21-storey project. He gave the indication recently when he led the House Committee on lands, Housing and Urban Renewal on an inspection tour of ongoing construction work at the project site located at Banking Layout Udo Udoma.

The team was received at the site and taken on tour by the Project Manager, Mr. Senol. Speaking, he said the Soil Tests, Quality Control and Health, Safety and Environmental aspects of the project had been successfully carried out stating that foundation/piling work was ongoing at the moment. He gave the assurance that the project would be completed in 18months.

The Housing Boss said the facility which occupies a land mass of 50,000 Square Meters was born out of necessity by His Excellency the Governor as a response to excuses by Corporate and Multinational companies that there was no befitting facility to accommodate them in the State hence their inability to operate in the State. He said the project upon completed will be of immense economic value to the State as the companies residing there would employ Akwa Ibomites and pay taxes to the government thereby boasting Internally Generated Revenue.

The siting of the project Mr. Okon stated had significantly affected its environment positively as indigenes of the area have been offered employment opportunities by the ongoing project. As a result of the project he said, Capital appreciation for properties around the site had gone up and the narrative of the environment changed. Furthermore, he stated that for development to come into an area, projects of this nature needed to be brought in. He maintained that the project was well thought out by Governor Udom Emmanuel who believes strongly in the development and emancipation of the State. He lauded him for his vision and drive describing him as a passionate leader committed to turning around the fortunes of the State.

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The project according to him was meeting milestones and as such he was satisfied with the pace and extent of work done so far. Sufficient materials he said were on site to ensure the project goes on successfully as planned. Responding to questions on maintenance, Mr. Okon stated that though the materials to be used required low maintenance, the contractors had made adequate arrangement to train indigenous Engineers to handle maintenance at the expiration of the contractors stay in the State.

Addressing the issue of work force and remunerations, the Commissioner disclosed that his ministry had created a right mix of expatriate personnel and indigenes and also ensured that remuneration packages for indigenes were juicy hence no complains so far. When quizzed on his Ministry’s plans to carter for the influx of human traffic into the State due to the project, The Commissioner said plans where in place to set up a housing scheme along the airport road to provide accommodation for workers and visitors. Furthermore he said, proposals have been received by other companies to erect towers within the State.

Of major concern to the Committee was the issue of safety and security to which the Commissioner responded that Government was committed to improving on the security network and architecture of the State to ensure peace is maintained. “No society is crime free but given the efforts of the State Government that has earned us the tag of most peaceful state in the Country, we will leave no stone unturned in ensuring the safety of lives and property”, he said.

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Chairman of the House Committee on Lands, Housing and Urban Renewal and Member representing Ukanafun, Hon. Otobong Akpan thanked the Governor for his giant vision for the State and VKS Construction Nig. for their integrity. He said as a committee, they were impressed with the work done so far as this was a major project with loads of benefits which will bring massive development to the State. He urged the contractors to relay challenges at work to the committee if any arises maintaining that the committee would enter into further discussions with them and the Ministry.

The Housing and Special Duties Boss was accompanied on tour by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Engr. Effiong Efiakedoho. Other Members of the House Committee present were Hon. Sampson Dennis, Member representing Etinan, Hon. Otobong Ndem, member representing Mkpat Enin, Hon. Samuel Ufuo, member representing Mbo, Hon. Uduak Odudoh, member representing Ikot Abasi/Eastern Obolo in the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly

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  1. Anthony Usoro

    July 9, 2018 at 8:47 pm

    STILL PUZZLED ABOUT THIS PROJECT. WILL D OCCUPANTS PAY RENT ON THIS EG EXXONMOBIL STANDARD OILS SIBLING. THEIR MAROKO HEAD OFFICE WAS BUILT BY DEM. THEY ARE AN IOC WITH HIGH STANDARD CORPORATE OFFICES WORLD WIDE. ITS FILIBUSTERING. VP OSINBAJO CANT COMPEL DEM TO MOVE AND HE WASNT SINCERE. THIS LOOKS LIKE ANOTHER STATE SECRETARIAT.

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Governor Nyesom Wike has announced a new date for the earlier postponed South-South Zonal Presidential Rally of Peoples Democratic Party(PDP). The new date for the rally is the 11th of February, 2019 and its scheduled to hold in the city of Port Harcourt.While inaugurating the Organizing Committees of the rally at the PDP Rivers State Campaign Secretariat in Port Harcourt. Governor Wike said to the party must invest the highest level of commitment at ensuring that the rally was not only a remarkable success but also made a bold national statement about the binding affinity of the region with the Peoples Democratic Party.The Committees, which drew membership from across the South South States of Nigeria, were charged by the host State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike.In attendance at the inauguration were Brother Emmanuel Ogidi, the Zonal Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party and the State Party Chairmen of the South South States. The brief ceremony was immediately followed by committee meetings.

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FORMER A’IBOM AGRIC COMMISSIONER EXPRESSES APPRECIATION, LOYALTY TO UDOM

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By Darlington UDOBONG

The immediate past Commissioner for Agriculture and Food Sufficiency, Dr Uduak Udo-Inyang, has expressed appreciation and unflinching loyalty to Governor Udom Emmanuel for the opportunity given him to serve in the State Executive Council.

In a letter of appreciation signed and made available to our reporter, Dr Udo-Inyang said “I write to convey my sincere gratitude to His Excellency, the Executive Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Mr. Udom Emmanuel, for giving me the opportunity to serve in the State Executive Council as Honourable Commissioner for Agriculture and Food Sufficiency from December 1, 2016, to May 15, 2019.”

The immediate past Commissioner acknowledged and appreciated the support he received from his colleagues and the Governor, which according to him, “enabled us record many accomplishments during this period.”

“Indeed, working with you, a God fearing, humane, hardworking, result-oriented and focused leader was an experience that has impacted positively on my person. It was a privilege for me to be in the circle of the victorious #OnlyGod team,” the letter stated.

Dr Udo-Inyang further expressed appreciation to God and the people of the state and assured of his love at all times.

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FORMER A’IBOM AGRIC COMMISSIONER EXPRESSES APPRECIATION, LOYALTY TO UDOM

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By Darlington UDOBONG

The immediate past Commissioner for Agriculture and Food Sufficiency, Dr Uduak Udo-Inyang, has expressed appreciation and unflinching loyalty to Governor Udom Emmanuel for the opportunity given him to serve in the State Executive Council.

In a letter of appreciation signed and made available to our reporter, Dr Udo-Inyang said “I write to convey my sincere gratitude to His Excellency, the Executive Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Mr. Udom Emmanuel, for giving me the opportunity to serve in the State Executive Council as Honourable Commissioner for Agriculture and Food Sufficiency from December 1, 2016, to May 15, 2019.”

The immediate past Commissioner acknowledged and appreciated the support he received from his colleagues and the Governor, which according to him, “enabled us record many accomplishments during this period.”

“Indeed, working with you, a God fearing, humane, hardworking, result-oriented and focused leader was an experience that has impacted positively on my person. It was a privilege for me to be in the circle of the victorious #OnlyGod team,” the letter stated.

Dr Udo-Inyang further expressed appreciation to God and the people of the state and assured of his love at all times.

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