Two Years Of Working Beyond The PromiseSaturday, July 29th, 2017 | News
The Commissioner of Information and Strategy, Mr. Charles Udoh says Gov. Udom Emmanuel has delivered on his industrialisation promise to the people of Akwa Ibom state.
Mr. Udoh made this known while speaking on AIT breakfast program, Kakaaki – the African Voice today the 28th of July 2017, where he outlined the qualitative achievements of Gov. Udom Emmanuel in the last two years.
According to the Commissioner, the governor deserves commendation because in spite of the economic recession in the country and paucity of funds, he has been able to effectively manage resources available to the state, and ensured the actualization of industries in the state.
The Information Commissioner said aside Toothpick and Pencil industries, which has already started production, the Syringe factory which is presently at an advance stage of completions, when completed will become the largest Syringe factory in West Africa, with a production capacity of 400,000 syringes per annum.
He further mentioned that the state also has a two million coconut plantation located along Mkpat Enin – Ikot Abasi – East Obolo axis, Flour Mails as well as Electric Metering industry which will reduce the cost of electric meters in the state.
The commissioner affirmed that with the take off of these industries, the state government has expanded the employment frontiers of the state, thus fulfilling the promise of creating jobs for Akwa Ibom people.
Shedding light on the educational strides of the Udom Emmanuel administration, Mr Udoh said the state government has taken over 7 community schools in order to accommodate them in the ongoing free and compulsory basic education policy in the state.
He mentioned that Akwa Ibom state is experiencing educational tourism with children from neighboring States trooping into the state to take advantage of the free and compulsory education scheme.
The Information Commissioner said the vision of the state government is to have an economy driven by educated youths, which is why series of intervention schemes have been set up, including payment of over Six Hundred Million Naira (N600M) as WAEC fees for indigenes.
Mr. Udoh disclosed that in the last 24 months, the state government has done over 300 inter – ministerial projects and constructed basic infrastructure in schools across the state.
Reiterating the commitment of Governor Emmanuel to the total wellbeing of the citizenry, the commissioner mentioned that the State government also provides free medical treatment for the aged, pregnant women and children from 0 – 5 years.