As part of his promise to keep the state busy till the last day of his tenure, Governor Godswill Akpabio of Akwa Ibom State has continued his project commissioning as part of plans to mark a colourful transition to the incoming administration.
The Governor, his wife Mrs Ekaete Unoma Akpabio, along with the Governor-elect Udom Emmanuel and the state deputy governor Valerie Ebe, commissioned the first phase of the newly constructed and dualized Uyo-Ikot Ekpene road, the Aka-Etinan Road also adorned with street lights, a modern drainage system that spans 4.6 metres from the Ibom International stadium road to Obot Idim Ibesikpo on one side and from the Ibom Tropicana Center to Obot Idim on another side.
While commissioning the life-touching projects, Gov. Akpabio noted “we have brought Etinan local government closer to Uyo the capital city, and I congratulate the good people of Akwa Ibom state for having a focused administration which you brought into the state in 2007 and reelected in 2011.”
Akpabio made it clear that, “No matter what people say, the evidences are all on ground and the difference is very clear. My performance is uncommon and unparalleled”.
The governor insisted that he is fulfilled because he kept to his promises for Akwa Ibom people as his administration has constructed and commissioned numerous dualized roads with street lights, flyovers, bridges, and other appurtenances.
He furthered that, “just last week the federal executive council gave approval for the commencement of the Ibom deep seaport project in the state.”
The State Chief Executive revealed that with the approval, lots of companies were already indicating interest in partnering with the state on the project.
He maintained that “By the Grace of God we will start the Ibom deep seaport so that Akwa Ibom will be taken to the rest of the world,” and gave the assurance that Udom Emmanuel will perform creditably well and even better than he has done in the last 8 years.
Other projects commissioned by the governor included an ultramodern car servicing workshop in government house, the government house fuel pump station which was relocated due to the nuisance it posed to the governor’s lodge.
The Governor at the various sites also thanked the various construction companies especially Julius Berger for delivering on schedule noting that the projects will stand the test of time.
Also with the Governor Senator Anietie Okon, the Senator-elect for Uyo senatorial district Bassey Albert Akpan, the Secretary to State Government Engr. Nkeruwem Ekanem, the Chief of Staff Etekamba Umoren, other members of the state executive council among others.
A total of 165 projects are marked for inauguration as part of the process to commemorate the transition to the next government and the 2015 Democracy day celebration’