Akwa Ibom state’s interministerial briefing; Tracking the promise
As the administration of His Excellency, Mr Udom Gabriel Emmanuel, the Executive Governor of Akwa Ibom State, draws near its close, keeping up with the developmental strides of this government is essential.
Upon this premise, the state Ministry of Information and Strategy organised an interministerial briefing under Honorable Commissioner Comrade Ini Ememobong.
The briefing tagged “Tracking the Promise” enables everyone to keep up with and have firsthand and accurate information on the developmental strides of the present administration.
Setting the tone, the Chairperson of the Academic Staff Union of University, ASUU, Akwa Ibom State Chapter, Happiness Uduk PhD, stressed the importance of integrity, humility, frugality, unity and strategy for leadership and urged leaders to hold fast to those for effective service delivery.
Tracking the Developmental Promise
The Honourable Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Comrade. Ini Ememobong harped on the proposed creation of ten terminals for Ibom deep sea port and that the project has passed all fundamental pre-construction processes. But awaiting a guarantee from the federal government to commence its construction.
On the visionary 21-storey project, the honourable commissioner for special duties and Ibom deep port. Mr Bassey Okon stated that Savannah Energy would be occupying the structure, and an immigration post would be mounted to ease the concerns of expatriates.
The commissioner informed the audience of the 95% completion level of the MRO and the terminal building and that more than 54 Akwa Ibom indigenes are ongoing training for aviation security, operations, and rescue services.
Tracking The Health Promise
On the health angle, the honourable commissioner for health, Prof. Augustine Umoh, reminded the audience of the affordable healthcare services in Akwa Ibom State, adding that the current administration’s priority for health informed the renovations of dilapidated health structures.
“One of the first things Governor Emmanuel did upon the assumption of office was the renovation of St. Luke’s hospital Anua, followed by the University of Uyo Teaching hospital and other health facilities in the state. ” Prof. Umoh stated.
To further boost the health sector, the health boss also discussed the planned re-employment of retired midwives to cover the shortage.