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GOVERNOR UDOM EMMANUEL PAYS SALARY AS FAAC MEETING ENDS AGAIN IN DEADLOCK

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GOVERNOR UDOM EMMANUEL PAYS SALARY AS FAAC MEETING ENDS AGAIN IN DEADLOCK

For the fifth time in about seven months, the Federation Account Allocation Committee (FAAC) has again been deadlocked as members who gathered at the main auditorium of the Federal Ministry dispersed in apparent anger and frustration.

The FAAC meeting was reconvened yesterday to approve revenue accrued to the federation in the month of May for sharing in June after the Committee failed to approve remittances to the federal treasury for the second time in about two weeks.

The reason, our correspondent gathered, is directly connected with the alleged under remittance of revenue by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC). State commissioners, representatives of government agencies were seen fuming and dropping their accreditation tags.

They however, refused to talk to Journalists on what transpired at the meeting. When asked what was responsible for the stalemate for the second time, chairman of the Commissioners Forum, Mahmood Yunusa declined to comment on the development.

Many state governments are yet to pay June salaries to their civil servants and meet other obligations because the FAAC has not been able to meet and successfully agree on the figures with NNPC.

If the FAAC is not held again this week, the implication is that most will not be able to meet to financial obligations as most of them depend on federal allocation for revenue to run their respective states.

The Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun, who was supposed to chair the Committee meeting, failed to join the members despite the fact that she was inside her office.

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Accountant General of the Federation, Mr Ahmed Idris who was also seen in the ministry also left before the Commissioners and other representatives began to leave one after the other.

Journalists were simply told to come back again on Thursday (tomorrow) when the meeting is expected to be reconvened.

Despite recommendations by public commentators for devolution of powers and resource control to entrench true federalism, the Nigerian government has failed to do what many believe will be an end to all the states depending on the central government for survival.

In spite of the stalmate that characterised the Federation Account Allocation Committee (FAAC) meeting in Abuja, Akwa Ibom State Government had made prompt payment of June 2018 salary to workers in the State.

The FAAC meeting which was inconclusive arose over alleged discrepancies in revenue remittances on the part of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).

Prompt payment of salaries have been one of the cardinal principles of the Udom Emmanuel-led administration since its inception even at the time the allocation of the State was on a decline following the crash in oil price.

This is because Governor Udom Emmanuel understands that civil servants play strategic roles in the development of the state as drivers of government’s policies and programs and as such government places high premium on their welfare, hence the mobilization of funds for this very important obligation to enable workers meet their individual competing needs.

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PDP SOUTH-SOUTH RALLY: GOVERNOR WIKE MAKES A SHOCKING STATEMENT

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

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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