Akwa Ibom State Governor Pastor Umo Eno has listed several achievements within the last seven months as 2023 winds down for 2024.
In a statewide broadcast for the people of the state to mark New Year festivities on Monday, Eno intimated the people of various successes recorded in different sectors.
Going down memory lane, Eno appreciated the people for massive support during the 2023 governorship election adding that the government have not let the people down through numerous projects across the three senatorial districts despite the dwindling economy last year.
He said projects for 2023 spanned through critical sectors such as Agriculture, rural development, infrastructure, education, health, power and aviation sectors.
“Today, seven months after our inauguration, I make bold to say that in spite of the hazy economic horizon, the fundamentals of our development are strong and resilient. Akwa Ibom State is Rising with the ARISE Agenda and the Golden Era we had promised is already here.
“Even though we still have many miles to go, what we have collectively achieved gives us hope for what we can and must achieve tomorrow and beyond.”
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In Agriculture, Eno stated the achievements in the sector will not only guarantee food sufficiency but generate employment and boost tourism in the new year.
“In the area of Agriculture, we have started the steady but firm commitment to engendering agricultural revolution in our State. The Ibom Model Farm, a collaborative effort with the world-renowned Songhai Farms of Porto Novo, Benin Republic, was flagged-off a little over two weeks ago, in Ikot Edibon, Nsit Ubium local government area. It promises to be the most integrated farm in this part of the Nation.
“It will not only guarantee food security but will also create jobs for thousands of people and stimulate tourism. ”
Eno said more than 17 roads have been constructed for the people while more are expected.
” Seven months down the line, every critical pillar of this well-defined and well-thought-out Economic Blueprint has been touched and activated for the growth and continuous development of our State.
“Construction of Ndiya Street, overlay of portions of Johnson Street, Water Works, Solar Light and Toilet Facilities at Akpan Andem Market, Uyo. This project was flagged-off and commissioned within the first 100 Days of our administration, in fulfillment of the campaign promises I made when I visited the market.
• Construction of a 1.1km Access Road to Goretti Secondary School with 0.875km Discharge Drain in Ikot Ekpene Local Government Area.
• Construction of 1.3km Underground Discharge Drain from Atiku Abubakar Avenue to Olusegun Obasanjo Way, Uyo, currently ongoing.” he said.