Akwa Ibom State Governor Pastor Umo Eno and members of the state House of Assembly have visited project sites to ascertain the pace of work in the A-R-I-S-E agenda for developments in the state.
Project sites visited include Internal roads within Dakadda Luxury Estate, and Airport Terminal building at Victor Attah International Airport Uyo.
At the Airport, the International Smart Terminal Building, Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) facility and the Airport Medical Centre were at different stages of completion while internal roads at Dakadda Luxury Estates were perfectly executed by the contractors.
Eno appreciated contractors for showing diligence in their work by executing the projects according to specification
“I would like to thank the contractors, actually the ones that have not been mobilized but they have shown good faith. I think they have done a fantastic job given the reason I have just explained but as I will go back to the office, we will try within the next two weeks to ensure that they are mobilized so that they can take full advantage of the dry season.”
The governor therefore assured the contractors that the state government will allow housing developments in the Estate to commence by the end of January next year.
The governor who extracted a commitment from contractors that the facility would be fully activated by April 2024, after being briefed by the contractor in charge said he was committed to making funds available for the required fine-tuning.
” I had to come here personally with members of my Exco and members of the House of Assembly so that we can see things for ourselves and try to know where we direct funding. Yes, we had a soft opening and now there is still some work to be done. So we budgeted for it. Thankfully I came with the Honourable Speaker and leadership of the House.”
He disclosed that MRO at the Airport has been on course since 2002 and expressed the resolve of his administration to ensure that it begins operation at full capacity to give the state the full gain it was intended.
“As I campaigned for governorship, we knew there were some projects that we must fine-tune for Akwa Ibom people to derive the full benefits.
“ It’s a relay race, people run and give you the baton to run the finishing line.
“I believe and hope that our team here will be the one to get to the finishing line and be part of the history that has already been made”, he stated.
The Speaker of Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly Hon Udeme Otong who was in the entourage commended the governor for running a transparent and open government as monies appropriated for projects, have been judiciously utilized.
He pledged the State legislature’s continued support to the executive towards the appropriation of funds to ensure the delivery of democratic dividends to the people.
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