Paramount Rulers drawn from 31 local government areas of Akwa Ibom State have applauded governor Udom Emmanuel for judicious spending of resources and leaving enduring legacies for the people as part of his completion agenda.
The royal fathers who were led by President General of the Akwa Ibom Traditional Rulers Council, His Eminence, Ntenyin Solomon Etuk, commended governor Emmanuel after sites visit to projects locations in various parts of the state.
Project sites visited by the paramount rulers include Victor Attah International Airport, Nsit Atai – Okobo dual road project, the 20km Airport Road expansion project, General Hospital, Ituk Mbang, International Emergency Response Center and Molecular Laboratory, Ituk Mbang, 10-lane ring Road in Uyo, Anua Mbak Ishiet Road and the 1km flyover at Ikot Oku Ikono.
Other locations were Sampson Udo Idiong dual carriage way, International Worship Centre and the Dakkada Towers.
While conducting the royal fathers round the Victor Attah International Airport Smart Terminal Building, the Commissioner for Special Duties in the state, Mr Bassey Okon said the project was almost ready for inauguration.
The project consultant, Engineer Francis Uwah told the monarchs that the airport was equipped with the best automated and digital facilities not found elsewhere in the country.
The Special Assistant to the Governor on Research and Documentation, Mr Essien Ndueso, who introduced the monarchs to the respective project sites, informed the royal fathers that the hospital in Ituk Mbang was among the 13 secondary health care facilities provided by the Governor in the state adding that Governor Emmanuel has also constructed several roads and bridges across the State to boost economic activities .
At Anua -Mbak -Ishiet road, the Paramount Ruler of Uruan, Edidem Cosmas Nkanga said his people were happy that the road which was campaign slogan for politicians in many years have ended in governor Emmanuel’s tenure.
He said that several roads in Uruan have now been constructed to open up rural communities as visitors and other traders now access to the popular fish market in Ishiet with ease.
While conducting the royal fathers round the Dakkada Towers, the project consultant, Engr Francis Uwah led the royal fathers to the top floor of the complex where they prayed and asked God to bless the Governor.
In a chat with newsmen, the Chairman of the State Traditional Rulers Council and Paramount Ruler of Nsit Ubium Ntenyin Solomon Etuk said the tour was for them to have a first hand knowledge of projects executed by the Government.
“This would enable us to relate more effectively with our subjects on the good intentions of the administration and we commend Governor Emmanuel for performing creditably well.” he said.