Gov Udom Emmanuel Commissions 3 Roads, Flags Off Two IndustriesThursday, May 25th, 2017 | News
Three road projects were commissioned and two new Industries flagged off, Wednesday as Governor Udom Emmanuel embarked on Day 3 of activities to mark his second year as Governor of Akwa Ibom State.
The Commissioned roads include the 19.5km Eket – Ibeno road, the 5km Ikot Usop-Ikot Edeghe-Ikot Ekpuk road in Mkpat Enin as well as the 3.2km road in Ibaka that leads to the Delmar Petroleum Harbour and Tank Farm.
Also commissioned was a rehabilitated and equipped children’s ward at Immanuel Hospital in Eket, while the Governor also performed ground breaking at the 60,000 capacity Flour Mill in Onna and the St. Gabriel Coconut Refinery Project in Mkpat Enin, before inspecting the test run of the Jubilee Syringe Factory.
At the Eket- Ibeno Road, Governor Emmanuel urged the federal government to refund all monies expended by the state government on the repairs and construction of federal roads in the state.
He lamented that road that leads to the operational base of the multinationals operating in the state had been abandoned for decades and announced that the road project was initiated and completed by the state government.
While announcing to the people of Eket – Ibeno that he was happy that the promise has been fulfilled, Governor Emmanuel stressed that as a people oriented government, his administration had no excuses to give Akwa Ibom people, which accounts for the prompt payment of salaries and sundry entitlements to civil servants and the promotion of policies and projects that will make the state an economic giant within the Gulf of Guinea.
The Governor amidst cheers and jubilation from the residents, told the people of Mbo that the 3.2km road was only an appetizer as he would soon return for more turn key projects in the area.
He said investors have already been contacted and will soon commence a major oil and gas petro-chemical habour that will change the phase of economic life in Mbo.
He announced that the Ibom Seaport project as well as the Super Highway to link coastal communities from Oron to Ikot Abasi Federal constituency are on course and will not be abandoned.
He also assured of his commitment to the completion of the Etebi – Enwang road inherited from the immediate past administration, and thanked the youths of Mbo for always cooperating with contractors handling various government projects in their area.
At Onna where the Governor flagged off the flour mill and inspected the syringe factory, he reassured Akwa Ibom people that more industries will be established in the state, explaining that he would continue to use his connections in the international community to bring more investors to the state.
While laying the foundation stone for the coconut oil refinery at Ikot Akpan Okop in Mkpat Enin Local Government Area, Governor Emmanuel prayed against all opposing spirits fighting against establishment and sustainability of industries in Ikot Abasi Federal Constituency and Mkpat Enin in particular.
He described Coconut oil as a most sought-after product globally, saying that development potentials of the coconut project will catapult Akwa Ibom State into the global market.
At all the projects venues visited, the people turned out in their large numbers to celebrate the Governor, describing him as a true leader with a large heart who has delivered on his promises to the people.
Hon. Otobong Ndem, Hon Lawrence Udofa, Hon Uduak Ududoh and Hon Usoro Akpanusoh were among the state House of Assembly members who thanked Governor Emmanuel on behalf of their people for the new projects in their respective areas, promising to continue rallying support for his government for two uninterrupted terms.
At the Eket – Ibeno road, a delighted paramount ruler of Ibeno, Chief Effiong Archianga sang and danced as he recounted the numerous failed promises in the past and conveyed the happiness of his people to the governor.
The Mbo state House of Assembly member, Hon Samuel Ufuo, Commissioner for Culture and Tourism, Mr Victor Antai, Hon Chris Abasieyo and Elder Ufot Ebong all spoke in glowing tributes in support of the Governor for making the road project realistic and putting smiles on the faces of Mbo people.