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  •  Governor Udom Emmanuel wants adequate sensitization on the currency redesign by the Central Bank of Nigeria CBN to checkmate negative impacts on its end users especially traders in the rural and riverine communities He made the advocacy while addressing worshippers at the January 2023 edition of Government House Prayer Summit held at Latter House Chapel Governor s Lodge Uyo on Saturday The governor who applauded the currency rebranding initiative however viewed it as hasty and inconsiderate particularly on the infrastructure gap and peculiarities of the vast rural and riverine population called for caution against stifling grassroots economy in trying to implement an otherwise welcome development Observing that the old currency notes were already becoming scarce while the new ones were yet to be adequately circulated the governor expressed worries over poor sensitization in rural and riverine communities He feared that those communities may continue to trade with the old notes only to be stranded in their transactions with the city dwellers my question is people staying in the creeks to do fishing bringing their aquatic produce to the beach market to sell are expected to transact through a POS terminal how will they buy food stuff and other things in the creeks they are returning to considering the cost of food We can actually mix these things up and make life a bit easier he posited He said considerations should be given to infrastructure gap and some socio economic peculiarities while introducing developments that work in economies where people pay things as little as taxi fare through electronic means maintaining that such decisions should not be rushed due to political underpinnings without consideration for the welfare of the generality of the people On the upcoming elections Governor Emmanuel said Nigeria s elite were to be blamed if in their choice of a person to run the affairs of a country with over 200 million people they ignore the criteria they consider in recruiting a Managing Director or Chief Executive Officer of a business enterprise He therefore sued for prayers for peace to reign in the country and for God to guide Nigerians in their choices to avoid upheavals in the general elections At the well attended prayer summit which featured praise and worship session intercessory prayers choir renditions and ministration Bishop Nick Iheanacho of the Arise Fellowship International Church Uyo preached on Keys of Power culled from Matt 16 19 The cleric urged Christians to exercise their power through prayers and fasting while seeking the face of God Credit https leadership ng currency redesign gov emmanuel seeks adequate sensitisation in rural riverine areas
    Gov Emmanuel Seeks Adequate Sensitisation In Rural, Riverine Areas
     Governor Udom Emmanuel wants adequate sensitization on the currency redesign by the Central Bank of Nigeria CBN to checkmate negative impacts on its end users especially traders in the rural and riverine communities He made the advocacy while addressing worshippers at the January 2023 edition of Government House Prayer Summit held at Latter House Chapel Governor s Lodge Uyo on Saturday The governor who applauded the currency rebranding initiative however viewed it as hasty and inconsiderate particularly on the infrastructure gap and peculiarities of the vast rural and riverine population called for caution against stifling grassroots economy in trying to implement an otherwise welcome development Observing that the old currency notes were already becoming scarce while the new ones were yet to be adequately circulated the governor expressed worries over poor sensitization in rural and riverine communities He feared that those communities may continue to trade with the old notes only to be stranded in their transactions with the city dwellers my question is people staying in the creeks to do fishing bringing their aquatic produce to the beach market to sell are expected to transact through a POS terminal how will they buy food stuff and other things in the creeks they are returning to considering the cost of food We can actually mix these things up and make life a bit easier he posited He said considerations should be given to infrastructure gap and some socio economic peculiarities while introducing developments that work in economies where people pay things as little as taxi fare through electronic means maintaining that such decisions should not be rushed due to political underpinnings without consideration for the welfare of the generality of the people On the upcoming elections Governor Emmanuel said Nigeria s elite were to be blamed if in their choice of a person to run the affairs of a country with over 200 million people they ignore the criteria they consider in recruiting a Managing Director or Chief Executive Officer of a business enterprise He therefore sued for prayers for peace to reign in the country and for God to guide Nigerians in their choices to avoid upheavals in the general elections At the well attended prayer summit which featured praise and worship session intercessory prayers choir renditions and ministration Bishop Nick Iheanacho of the Arise Fellowship International Church Uyo preached on Keys of Power culled from Matt 16 19 The cleric urged Christians to exercise their power through prayers and fasting while seeking the face of God Credit https leadership ng currency redesign gov emmanuel seeks adequate sensitisation in rural riverine areas
    Gov Emmanuel Seeks Adequate Sensitisation In Rural, Riverine Areas
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    Gov Emmanuel Seeks Adequate Sensitisation In Rural, Riverine Areas

    Governor Udom Emmanuel wants adequate sensitization on the currency redesign by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), to checkmate negative impacts on its end users, especially traders in the rural and riverine communities.

    He made the advocacy while addressing worshippers at the January 2023 edition of Government House Prayer Summit, held at Latter House Chapel, Governor’s Lodge, Uyo on Saturday.

    The governor, who applauded the currency rebranding initiative, however, viewed it as hasty and inconsiderate, particularly on the infrastructure gap and peculiarities of the vast rural and riverine population, called for caution against stifling grassroots economy in trying to implement an otherwise welcome development.

    Observing that the old currency notes were already becoming scarce while the new ones were yet to be adequately circulated, the governor expressed worries over poor sensitization in rural and riverine communities. He feared that those communities may continue to trade with the old notes only to be stranded in their transactions with the city dwellers.

    “…my question is, people staying in the creeks to do fishing, bringing their aquatic produce to the beach market to sell are expected to transact through a POS terminal, how will they buy food stuff and other things in the creeks they are returning to, considering the cost of food. We can actually mix these things up and make life a bit easier,” he posited.

    He said considerations should be given to infrastructure gap and some socio-economic peculiarities while introducing developments that work in economies where people pay things as little as taxi fare through electronic means, maintaining that such decisions should not be rushed due to political underpinnings without consideration for the welfare of the generality of the people.

    On the upcoming elections, Governor Emmanuel said Nigeria’s elite were to be blamed if, in their choice of a person to run the affairs of a country with over 200 million people, they ignore the criteria they consider in recruiting a Managing Director or Chief Executive Officer of a business enterprise.

    He, therefore, sued for prayers for peace to reign in the country and for God to guide Nigerians in their choices, to avoid upheavals in the general elections.

    At the well-attended prayer summit, which featured praise and worship session, intercessory prayers, choir renditions and ministration, Bishop Nick Iheanacho of the Arise Fellowship International Church, Uyo, preached on “Keys of Power”, culled from Matt: 16: 19.

    The cleric urged Christians to exercise their power through prayers and fasting while seeking the face of God.

    Credit: https://leadership.ng/currency-redesign-gov-emmanuel-seeks-adequate-sensitisation-in-rural-riverine-areas/

  •  Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde on Thursday boycotted the Peoples Democratic Party PDP presidential campaign rally held by Atiku Abubakar in Ibadan the state capital Mr Makinde is one of the five dissident governors of the PDP who have been staying away from Atiku s campaigns The governors are demanding the resignation of the party s national chairman Iyorchia Ayu as a condition to support Atiku s presidential ambition The rally held at Mapo Hall in Ibadan started around noon and ended around 4 p m The presidential candidate Atiku and his running mate Ifeanyi Okowa were accompanied to the rally by five state governors They are Sokoto State Governor Aminu Tambuwal Osun State Governor Ademola Adeleke Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki and Akwa Ibom State Governor Udom Emmanuel National leaders of the party that attended the rally include former Vice President Namadi Sambo the wife of the presidential candidate Titi Abubakar and a former senator from Kogi State Dino Melaye Governor Adeleke while addressing the rally expressed optimism that the PDP presidential candidate will be victorious in all the six South west states in the election The party currently has only two governors in the region including Mr Adeleke who was elected in July after defeating the incumbent governor of the All Progressives Congress APC I have seen the high level of turnout and goodwill the PDP enjoys across Yorubaland This was demonstrated in Osun State when I was massively voted into office The light of grace started in Osun and Alhaji Atiku Abubakar is spreading it to all parts of South West and Nigeria he said Yorubas will support Atiku Okowa candidacy because he is the most experienced most tested and the most stable to protect the interests of all Nigerians Yorubas want an all inclusive Nigeria and only Atiku can deliver on that he added Osun State will vote PDP Same for Oyo Ekiti Ondo and Lagos states Atiku s blueprint is the only one that can take Nigeria out of the wood Governor Adeleke declared Governor Adeleke urged Nigerians to vote massively for the PDP presidential candidate in the February presidential election Next month is around the corner Vote PDP at all levels Secure your future Osun people have shown the template We must copy Osun State Osun State hosts the cradle of Yorubaland and Osun is now PDP enjoying rule of law due process and good governance Source Credit https www premiumtimesng com regional ssouth west 576708 makinde shuns atiku okowas rally in ibadan html
    Makinde shuns Atiku/Okowa’s rally in Ibadan
     Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde on Thursday boycotted the Peoples Democratic Party PDP presidential campaign rally held by Atiku Abubakar in Ibadan the state capital Mr Makinde is one of the five dissident governors of the PDP who have been staying away from Atiku s campaigns The governors are demanding the resignation of the party s national chairman Iyorchia Ayu as a condition to support Atiku s presidential ambition The rally held at Mapo Hall in Ibadan started around noon and ended around 4 p m The presidential candidate Atiku and his running mate Ifeanyi Okowa were accompanied to the rally by five state governors They are Sokoto State Governor Aminu Tambuwal Osun State Governor Ademola Adeleke Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki and Akwa Ibom State Governor Udom Emmanuel National leaders of the party that attended the rally include former Vice President Namadi Sambo the wife of the presidential candidate Titi Abubakar and a former senator from Kogi State Dino Melaye Governor Adeleke while addressing the rally expressed optimism that the PDP presidential candidate will be victorious in all the six South west states in the election The party currently has only two governors in the region including Mr Adeleke who was elected in July after defeating the incumbent governor of the All Progressives Congress APC I have seen the high level of turnout and goodwill the PDP enjoys across Yorubaland This was demonstrated in Osun State when I was massively voted into office The light of grace started in Osun and Alhaji Atiku Abubakar is spreading it to all parts of South West and Nigeria he said Yorubas will support Atiku Okowa candidacy because he is the most experienced most tested and the most stable to protect the interests of all Nigerians Yorubas want an all inclusive Nigeria and only Atiku can deliver on that he added Osun State will vote PDP Same for Oyo Ekiti Ondo and Lagos states Atiku s blueprint is the only one that can take Nigeria out of the wood Governor Adeleke declared Governor Adeleke urged Nigerians to vote massively for the PDP presidential candidate in the February presidential election Next month is around the corner Vote PDP at all levels Secure your future Osun people have shown the template We must copy Osun State Osun State hosts the cradle of Yorubaland and Osun is now PDP enjoying rule of law due process and good governance Source Credit https www premiumtimesng com regional ssouth west 576708 makinde shuns atiku okowas rally in ibadan html
    Makinde shuns Atiku/Okowa’s rally in Ibadan
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    Makinde shuns Atiku/Okowa’s rally in Ibadan

    Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde on Thursday boycotted the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential campaign rally held by Atiku Abubakar in Ibadan, the state capital.

    Mr Makinde is one of the five dissident governors of the PDP who have been staying away from Atiku’s campaigns.

    The governors are demanding the resignation of the party’s national chairman, Iyorchia Ayu, as a condition to support Atiku’s presidential ambition.

    The rally held at Mapo Hall in Ibadan started around noon and ended around 4 p.m.

    The presidential candidate, Atiku, and his running mate, Ifeanyi Okowa, were accompanied to the rally by five state governors. They are Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal, Osun State Governor, Ademola Adeleke, Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, and Akwa Ibom State Governor Udom Emmanuel.

    National leaders of the party that attended the rally include former Vice President Namadi Sambo, the wife of the presidential candidate, Titi Abubakar, and a former senator from Kogi State, Dino Melaye.

    Governor Adeleke, while addressing the rally, expressed optimism that the PDP presidential candidate will be victorious in all the six South-west states in the election.

    The party currently has only two governors in the region, including Mr Adeleke who was elected in July after defeating the incumbent governor of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

    “I have seen the high level of turnout and goodwill the PDP enjoys across Yorubaland. This was demonstrated in Osun State when I was massively voted into office. The light of grace started in Osun and Alhaji Atiku Abubakar is spreading it to all parts of South West and Nigeria,” he said.

    “Yorubas will support Atiku/Okowa candidacy because he is the most experienced, most tested, and the most stable to protect the interests of all Nigerians. Yorubas want an all-inclusive Nigeria and only Atiku can deliver on that,” he added.

    “Osun State will vote PDP. Same for Oyo, Ekiti, Ondo, and Lagos states. Atiku’s blueprint is the only one that can take Nigeria out of the wood”, Governor Adeleke declared.

    Governor Adeleke urged Nigerians to vote massively for the PDP presidential candidate in the February presidential election.

    “Next month is around the corner. Vote PDP at all levels. Secure your future. Osun people have shown the template. We must copy Osun State. Osun State hosts the cradle of Yorubaland and Osun is now PDP enjoying rule of law, due process, and good governance.

    Source Credit: https://www.premiumtimesng.com/regional/ssouth-west/576708-makinde-shuns-atiku-okowas-rally-in-ibadan.html

  •  Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State has urged politicians not to threaten the unity of Nigeria in their quest to capture power Emmanuel who spoke during the Armed Forces Remembrance Day celebration in Uyo on Sunday said the nation s fallen heroes paid the price for peace and harmony in the country therefore the political class should reciprocate the gesture with unity justice equality fairness and love He said As we get ready to elect our new set of leaders I urge our political class to understand that we need the country to be one indissoluble entity in order for our aspirations for leadership to be actualized We must not threaten the unity of this nation for the narrow desire to be in power If these gallant men and women paid the ultimate price for us to remain in peace and harmony we must also pay them a corresponding price of appreciation and gratitude by ensuring that the cords of our unity justice equality fairness and love remain our abiding articles of faith The governor explained that the nation s diversity is being exploited for narrow political advantage and encouraged Nigerians to extend the frontiers of love and brotherhood so the sacrifices of the gallant fallen officers will not be in vain He said As we honour these great patriots let us be reminded that the factors that led to the various wars they participated in or the internal operations to secure our peace for which they paid with their lives are still with us All across the nation some rhetoric that enlarge the chasm of separation and weaken the cords of our national unity are still being propagated and amplified through various echo chambers We should fan the embers of our unity deeper and extend the frontiers of love and brotherhood further so the sacrifices of these gallant officers and men of the Nigerian Armed Forces we have come here today to honour will not be in vain Governor Emmanuel also commended security agencies in the state for the peace and security enjoyed in Akwa Ibom noting that he has carried out some projects in appreciation The projects he mentioned include the remodelling and construction of 168 blocks of flat for the Nigerian Army Battalion in Ibagwa with water reticulation construction of internal roads and residential blocks of flats at the 2nd Brigade of the Nigerian Army Headquarters in Mbiokporo Nsit Ibom as well as the donation of gunboats for Marine Response Unit He stated that these projects earned Akwa Ibom Nigeria s Best Security and Safety State during the last African Security Summit in Banjul Gambia last November Niger districts heads call for measure to free captives of bandits Source Credit https dailypost ng 2023 01 15 armed forces remembrance day gov emmanuel begs politicians not to threaten unity of nigeria
    Armed Forces Remembrance Day: Gov Emmanuel begs politicians not to threaten unity of Nigeria
     Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State has urged politicians not to threaten the unity of Nigeria in their quest to capture power Emmanuel who spoke during the Armed Forces Remembrance Day celebration in Uyo on Sunday said the nation s fallen heroes paid the price for peace and harmony in the country therefore the political class should reciprocate the gesture with unity justice equality fairness and love He said As we get ready to elect our new set of leaders I urge our political class to understand that we need the country to be one indissoluble entity in order for our aspirations for leadership to be actualized We must not threaten the unity of this nation for the narrow desire to be in power If these gallant men and women paid the ultimate price for us to remain in peace and harmony we must also pay them a corresponding price of appreciation and gratitude by ensuring that the cords of our unity justice equality fairness and love remain our abiding articles of faith The governor explained that the nation s diversity is being exploited for narrow political advantage and encouraged Nigerians to extend the frontiers of love and brotherhood so the sacrifices of the gallant fallen officers will not be in vain He said As we honour these great patriots let us be reminded that the factors that led to the various wars they participated in or the internal operations to secure our peace for which they paid with their lives are still with us All across the nation some rhetoric that enlarge the chasm of separation and weaken the cords of our national unity are still being propagated and amplified through various echo chambers We should fan the embers of our unity deeper and extend the frontiers of love and brotherhood further so the sacrifices of these gallant officers and men of the Nigerian Armed Forces we have come here today to honour will not be in vain Governor Emmanuel also commended security agencies in the state for the peace and security enjoyed in Akwa Ibom noting that he has carried out some projects in appreciation The projects he mentioned include the remodelling and construction of 168 blocks of flat for the Nigerian Army Battalion in Ibagwa with water reticulation construction of internal roads and residential blocks of flats at the 2nd Brigade of the Nigerian Army Headquarters in Mbiokporo Nsit Ibom as well as the donation of gunboats for Marine Response Unit He stated that these projects earned Akwa Ibom Nigeria s Best Security and Safety State during the last African Security Summit in Banjul Gambia last November Niger districts heads call for measure to free captives of bandits Source Credit https dailypost ng 2023 01 15 armed forces remembrance day gov emmanuel begs politicians not to threaten unity of nigeria
    Armed Forces Remembrance Day: Gov Emmanuel begs politicians not to threaten unity of Nigeria
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    Armed Forces Remembrance Day: Gov Emmanuel begs politicians not to threaten unity of Nigeria

    Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State has urged politicians not to threaten the unity of Nigeria in their quest to capture power.

    Emmanuel who spoke during the Armed Forces Remembrance Day celebration in Uyo on Sunday said the nation’s fallen heroes paid the price for peace and harmony in the country, therefore the political class should reciprocate the gesture with unity, justice, equality, fairness and love.

    He said: “As we get ready to elect our new set of leaders, I urge our political class to understand that we need the country to be one indissoluble entity, in order for our aspirations for leadership to be actualized.

    “We must not threaten the unity of this nation for the narrow desire to be in power. If these gallant men and women paid the ultimate price for us to remain in peace and harmony, we must also pay them a corresponding price of appreciation and gratitude by ensuring that the cords of our unity, justice, equality, fairness and love remain our abiding articles of faith.”

    The governor explained that the nation’s diversity is being exploited for narrow political advantage, and encouraged Nigerians to extend the frontiers of love and brotherhood so the sacrifices of the gallant fallen officers will not be in vain.

    He said: “As we honour these great patriots, let us be reminded that the factors that led to the various wars they participated in, or the internal operations to secure our peace for which they paid with their lives are still with us.

    “All across the nation, some rhetoric that enlarge the chasm of separation and weaken the cords of our national unity are still being propagated and amplified through various echo- chambers.

    “We should fan the embers of our unity deeper and extend the frontiers of love and brotherhood further, so the sacrifices of these gallant officers and men of the Nigerian Armed Forces we have come here today to honour, will not be in vain.”

    Governor Emmanuel also commended security agencies in the state for the peace and security enjoyed in Akwa Ibom, noting that he has carried out some projects in appreciation.

    The projects he mentioned include the remodelling and construction of 168 blocks of flat for the Nigerian Army Battalion in Ibagwa, with water reticulation; construction of internal roads and residential blocks of flats at the 2nd Brigade of the Nigerian Army Headquarters in Mbiokporo, Nsit Ibom, as well as the donation of gunboats for Marine Response Unit.

    He stated that these projects earned Akwa Ibom ‘Nigeria’s Best Security and Safety State’ during the last African Security Summit in Banjul, Gambia, last November.

    Niger districts heads call for measure to free captives of bandits

    Source Credit: https://dailypost.ng/2023/01/15/armed-forces-remembrance-day-gov-emmanuel-begs-politicians-not-to-threaten-unity-of-nigeria/

  •   The Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly passed the State Appropriation Bill 2023 which amounted to N700 billion in law The N700billion is made up of N344 005billion for recurring expenses and N355 995billion for capital expenditures The proposed bill which amounted to 0 4 per cent of the size of the initial proposed budget followed the report of the Hon Uduak Odudoh headed the House Committee on Finance and Appropriation The report recalled that Governor Udom Emmanuel during the House session on Monday November 7 2022 presented his budgetary direction for consideration adding that under Order 8 Rule 1 3 of the Standing Order of the House Appropriation Bill 2023 was considered read for the first time After fruitful clause by clause deliberation in the Committee of the Whole and Supply members unanimously accepted the report and the Appropriation Bill was later signed into Law The speaker Rt Hon Aniekan Bassey who chaired the plenary directed the Secretary of the House Ms Mandu Umoren to communicate the position of the House to the Executive Governor for his approval In addition the Chamber received a report on the Amendment to the Rules of the Akwa Ibom State Legislative Assembly sixth edition The report was introduced by the Chairman of the House Rules Business Ethics and Privileges Committee Barrister Otobong Bob Nsit Ubium The proposed amendment focused on Opening Orations Members Officers Session of the House Provision of Public Business and the Establishment and Jurisdiction of House Committees Credit https dailypost ng 2022 12 16 akwa ibom assembly passes 2023 appropriation bill of n700b
    Akwa Ibom Assembly passes 2023 appropriation bill of N700b
      The Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly passed the State Appropriation Bill 2023 which amounted to N700 billion in law The N700billion is made up of N344 005billion for recurring expenses and N355 995billion for capital expenditures The proposed bill which amounted to 0 4 per cent of the size of the initial proposed budget followed the report of the Hon Uduak Odudoh headed the House Committee on Finance and Appropriation The report recalled that Governor Udom Emmanuel during the House session on Monday November 7 2022 presented his budgetary direction for consideration adding that under Order 8 Rule 1 3 of the Standing Order of the House Appropriation Bill 2023 was considered read for the first time After fruitful clause by clause deliberation in the Committee of the Whole and Supply members unanimously accepted the report and the Appropriation Bill was later signed into Law The speaker Rt Hon Aniekan Bassey who chaired the plenary directed the Secretary of the House Ms Mandu Umoren to communicate the position of the House to the Executive Governor for his approval In addition the Chamber received a report on the Amendment to the Rules of the Akwa Ibom State Legislative Assembly sixth edition The report was introduced by the Chairman of the House Rules Business Ethics and Privileges Committee Barrister Otobong Bob Nsit Ubium The proposed amendment focused on Opening Orations Members Officers Session of the House Provision of Public Business and the Establishment and Jurisdiction of House Committees Credit https dailypost ng 2022 12 16 akwa ibom assembly passes 2023 appropriation bill of n700b
    Akwa Ibom Assembly passes 2023 appropriation bill of N700b
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    Akwa Ibom Assembly passes 2023 appropriation bill of N700b

    The Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly passed the State Appropriation Bill 2023, which amounted to N700 billion in law.

    The N700billion is made up of N344.005billion for recurring expenses and N355.995billion for capital expenditures.

    The proposed bill, which amounted to 0.4% per cent of the size of the initial proposed budget, followed the report of the Hon. Uduak Odudoh headed the House Committee on Finance and Appropriation.

    The report recalled that Governor Udom Emmanuel during the House session on Monday, November 7, 2022, presented his budgetary direction for consideration, adding that under Order 8, Rule 1 (3) of the Standing Order of the House, Appropriation Bill 2023 was considered read for the first time.

    After fruitful clause-by-clause deliberation in the Committee of the Whole and Supply, members unanimously accepted the report and the Appropriation Bill was later signed into Law.

    The speaker, Rt. Hon. Aniekan Bassey, who chaired the plenary, directed the Secretary of the House, Ms. Mandu Umoren, to communicate the position of the House to the Executive Governor for his approval.

    In addition, the Chamber received a report on the Amendment to the Rules of the Akwa Ibom State Legislative Assembly (sixth edition).

    The report was introduced by the Chairman of the House Rules, Business, Ethics and Privileges Committee, Barrister Otobong Bob (Nsit Ubium).

    The proposed amendment focused on Opening Orations, Members/Officers/Session of the House, Provision of Public Business, and the Establishment and Jurisdiction of House Committees.

    Credit: https://dailypost.ng/2022/12/16/akwa-ibom-assembly-passes-2023-appropriation-bill-of-n700b/

  •   The Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly passed the State Appropriation Bill 2023 which amounted to N700 billion in law The N700billion is made up of N344 005billion for recurring expenses and N355 995billion for capital expenditures The proposed bill which amounted to 0 4 per cent of the size of the initial proposed budget followed the report of the Hon Uduak Odudoh headed the House Committee on Finance and Appropriation The report recalled that Governor Udom Emmanuel during the House session on Monday November 7 2022 presented his budgetary direction for consideration adding that under Order 8 Rule 1 3 of the Standing Order of the House Appropriation Bill 2023 was considered read for the first time After fruitful clause by clause deliberation in the Committee of the Whole and Supply members unanimously accepted the report and the Appropriation Bill was later signed into Law The speaker Rt Hon Aniekan Bassey who chaired the plenary directed the Secretary of the House Ms Mandu Umoren to communicate the position of the House to the Executive Governor for his approval In addition the Chamber received a report on the Amendment to the Rules of the Akwa Ibom State Legislative Assembly sixth edition The report was introduced by the Chairman of the House Rules Business Ethics and Privileges Committee Barrister Otobong Bob Nsit Ubium The proposed amendment focused on Opening Orations Members Officers Session of the House Provision of Public Business and the Establishment and Jurisdiction of House Committees Credit https dailypost ng 2022 12 16 akwa ibom assembly approves 2023 appropriation bill of n700b
    Akwa Ibom Assembly passes 2023 appropriation bill of N700b
      The Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly passed the State Appropriation Bill 2023 which amounted to N700 billion in law The N700billion is made up of N344 005billion for recurring expenses and N355 995billion for capital expenditures The proposed bill which amounted to 0 4 per cent of the size of the initial proposed budget followed the report of the Hon Uduak Odudoh headed the House Committee on Finance and Appropriation The report recalled that Governor Udom Emmanuel during the House session on Monday November 7 2022 presented his budgetary direction for consideration adding that under Order 8 Rule 1 3 of the Standing Order of the House Appropriation Bill 2023 was considered read for the first time After fruitful clause by clause deliberation in the Committee of the Whole and Supply members unanimously accepted the report and the Appropriation Bill was later signed into Law The speaker Rt Hon Aniekan Bassey who chaired the plenary directed the Secretary of the House Ms Mandu Umoren to communicate the position of the House to the Executive Governor for his approval In addition the Chamber received a report on the Amendment to the Rules of the Akwa Ibom State Legislative Assembly sixth edition The report was introduced by the Chairman of the House Rules Business Ethics and Privileges Committee Barrister Otobong Bob Nsit Ubium The proposed amendment focused on Opening Orations Members Officers Session of the House Provision of Public Business and the Establishment and Jurisdiction of House Committees Credit https dailypost ng 2022 12 16 akwa ibom assembly approves 2023 appropriation bill of n700b
    Akwa Ibom Assembly passes 2023 appropriation bill of N700b
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    Akwa Ibom Assembly passes 2023 appropriation bill of N700b

    The Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly passed the State Appropriation Bill 2023, which amounted to N700 billion in law.

    The N700billion is made up of N344.005billion for recurring expenses and N355.995billion for capital expenditures.

    The proposed bill, which amounted to 0.4% per cent of the size of the initial proposed budget, followed the report of the Hon. Uduak Odudoh headed the House Committee on Finance and Appropriation.

    The report recalled that Governor Udom Emmanuel during the House session on Monday, November 7, 2022, presented his budgetary direction for consideration, adding that under Order 8, Rule 1 (3) of the Standing Order of the House, Appropriation Bill 2023 was considered read for the first time.

    After fruitful clause-by-clause deliberation in the Committee of the Whole and Supply, members unanimously accepted the report and the Appropriation Bill was later signed into Law.

    The speaker, Rt. Hon. Aniekan Bassey, who chaired the plenary, directed the Secretary of the House, Ms. Mandu Umoren, to communicate the position of the House to the Executive Governor for his approval.

    In addition, the Chamber received a report on the Amendment to the Rules of the Akwa Ibom State Legislative Assembly (sixth edition).

    The report was introduced by the Chairman of the House Rules, Business, Ethics and Privileges Committee, Barrister Otobong Bob (Nsit Ubium).

    The proposed amendment focused on Opening Orations, Members/Officers/Session of the House, Provision of Public Business, and the Establishment and Jurisdiction of House Committees.

    Credit: https://dailypost.ng/2022/12/16/akwa-ibom-assembly-approves-2023-appropriation-bill-of-n700b/

  •   On Thursday the Akwa Ibom State House of Representatives passed the Naira 700 billion appropriation bill for 2023 The bill which amounts to a 0 4 increase in the size of the initial proposed budget is made up of N344 005 billion for recurrent expenditure and N355 995 billion for capital expenditure According to the report by Br Uduak Odudoh House Finance and Appropriations Committee led by Uduak Odudoh at the eighth session of the Fourth Session of the Seventh Assembly on Monday November 7 2022 Governor Udom Emmanuel introduced his speech on the Budget to the Honorable Chamber At the end of his speech in pursuance of Section 121 1 of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended he submitted to the House estimates of revenue and expenditure for the state of Akwa Ibom for 2023 for its consideration Pursuant to Order 8 Rule 1 3 of the House Standing Order Appropriation Bill 2023 was deemed first read The report stated that after fruitful clause by clause deliberation in the Committee of the Whole and Supply members unanimously accepted the report and the Appropriation Bill was subsequently passed into law ALSO READ FROM THE NIGERIAN TRIBUNE The speaker Rt Hon Aniekan Bassey who chaired the plenary directed the Secretary of the House Ms Mandu Umoren to communicate the position of the House to the Executive Governor for approval Members present at Thursday s plenary included House Leader Sir Udo Kierian Akpan Oruk Anam the Chief Whip Otuekong Emmanuel Bassey Ini the deputy leader of the House lawyer Aniefiok Dennis Akpan Etinan Chie Whip MP Otuekong Nse Essien ONNA Elder Aniekan Uko Ibesikpo Asutan Hon Effiong Bassey Oron Udung Uko Hon David Lawrence Eket and Prince Idongesit Ntekpere Ikot Ekpene Obot Akara Others were Brother Asuquo Archibong Urue Offong Oruko Dr Charity Ido Ukanafun Kufre Abasi Edidem ITU Obong Godwin Ekpo Ibiono Ibom Hon Ifiok Udoh Nsit Ibom Hon Anietie Eka Uyo and the Hon Victor Ekwere Mkpat Enin Subsequently the Chamber adjourned the plenary session for Thursday January 5 2023 at 10 00 a m Credit https tribuneonlineng com akwa ibom assembly passes n700bn 2023 budget
    Akwa Ibom assembly passes N700bn 2023 budget
      On Thursday the Akwa Ibom State House of Representatives passed the Naira 700 billion appropriation bill for 2023 The bill which amounts to a 0 4 increase in the size of the initial proposed budget is made up of N344 005 billion for recurrent expenditure and N355 995 billion for capital expenditure According to the report by Br Uduak Odudoh House Finance and Appropriations Committee led by Uduak Odudoh at the eighth session of the Fourth Session of the Seventh Assembly on Monday November 7 2022 Governor Udom Emmanuel introduced his speech on the Budget to the Honorable Chamber At the end of his speech in pursuance of Section 121 1 of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended he submitted to the House estimates of revenue and expenditure for the state of Akwa Ibom for 2023 for its consideration Pursuant to Order 8 Rule 1 3 of the House Standing Order Appropriation Bill 2023 was deemed first read The report stated that after fruitful clause by clause deliberation in the Committee of the Whole and Supply members unanimously accepted the report and the Appropriation Bill was subsequently passed into law ALSO READ FROM THE NIGERIAN TRIBUNE The speaker Rt Hon Aniekan Bassey who chaired the plenary directed the Secretary of the House Ms Mandu Umoren to communicate the position of the House to the Executive Governor for approval Members present at Thursday s plenary included House Leader Sir Udo Kierian Akpan Oruk Anam the Chief Whip Otuekong Emmanuel Bassey Ini the deputy leader of the House lawyer Aniefiok Dennis Akpan Etinan Chie Whip MP Otuekong Nse Essien ONNA Elder Aniekan Uko Ibesikpo Asutan Hon Effiong Bassey Oron Udung Uko Hon David Lawrence Eket and Prince Idongesit Ntekpere Ikot Ekpene Obot Akara Others were Brother Asuquo Archibong Urue Offong Oruko Dr Charity Ido Ukanafun Kufre Abasi Edidem ITU Obong Godwin Ekpo Ibiono Ibom Hon Ifiok Udoh Nsit Ibom Hon Anietie Eka Uyo and the Hon Victor Ekwere Mkpat Enin Subsequently the Chamber adjourned the plenary session for Thursday January 5 2023 at 10 00 a m Credit https tribuneonlineng com akwa ibom assembly passes n700bn 2023 budget
    Akwa Ibom assembly passes N700bn 2023 budget
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    Akwa Ibom assembly passes N700bn 2023 budget

    On Thursday, the Akwa Ibom State House of Representatives passed the Naira 700 billion appropriation bill for 2023.

    The bill, which amounts to a 0.4% increase in the size of the initial proposed budget, is made up of N344.005 billion for recurrent expenditure and N355.995 billion for capital expenditure.

    According to the report by Br. Uduak Odudoh, House Finance and Appropriations Committee led by Uduak Odudoh: “at the eighth session of the Fourth Session of the Seventh Assembly on Monday, November 7, 2022, Governor Udom Emmanuel introduced his speech on the Budget to the Honorable Chamber.

    “At the end of his speech, in pursuance of Section 121(1) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended), he submitted to the House estimates of revenue and expenditure for the state of Akwa Ibom for 2023 for its consideration. .

    “Pursuant to Order 8, Rule 1(3) of the House Standing Order, Appropriation Bill 2023 was deemed first read.”

    The report stated that, after fruitful clause-by-clause deliberation in the Committee of the Whole and Supply, members unanimously accepted the report and the Appropriation Bill was subsequently passed into law.

    ALSO READ FROM THE NIGERIAN TRIBUNE

    The speaker, Rt. Hon. Aniekan Bassey, who chaired the plenary, directed the Secretary of the House, Ms. Mandu Umoren, to communicate the position of the House to the Executive Governor for approval.

    Members present at Thursday's plenary included House Leader Sir Udo Kierian Akpan (Oruk Anam); the Chief Whip, Otuekong Emmanuel Bassey (Ini); the deputy leader of the House, lawyer Aniefiok Dennis Akpan (Etinan); Chie Whip MP, Otuekong Nse Essien (ONNA); Elder Aniekan Uko (Ibesikpo Asutan); Hon. Effiong Bassey (Oron/Udung Uko); Hon. David Lawrence (Eket) and Prince Idongesit Ntekpere (Ikot Ekpene/Obot Akara).

    Others were Brother Asuquo Archibong (Urue Offong/Oruko); Dr. Charity Ido (Ukanafun); Kufre Abasi Edidem (ITU); Obong Godwin Ekpo (Ibiono Ibom); Hon. Ifiok Udoh (Nsit Ibom); Hon. Anietie Eka (Uyo) and the Hon. Victor Ekwere (Mkpat Enin).

    Subsequently, the Chamber adjourned the plenary session for Thursday, January 5, 2023 at 10:00 a.m.

    Credit: https://tribuneonlineng.com/akwa-ibom-assembly-passes-n700bn-2023-budget/

  •  In his 2019 manifesto labeled Phase 2 Master Plan 2019 2023 also known as the Completion Agenda Governor Udom Emmanuel outlined eight areas on which to focus his administration s efforts They are based on industrialization aviation development rural and riverside development agriculture human capacity development security infrastructure and small and medium sized enterprises While delivering his inaugural address for the start of his second term Emmanuel said One of the key drivers of the economy around the world is the provision of modern infrastructure facilities We will pursue this policy with messianic zeal In my first term we were able to build more than 1 000 kilometers of highways across the state and open up the interior to the free flow of goods and services We will surpass this achievement with an emphasis on commercially viable highways We will continue to invest heavily in the electricity sector aware of the importance of having a constant electricity supply in our industrialization agenda We look forward to working towards having power for all in our Completion Agenda This article looks at how Udom has fulfilled his promises in terms of infrastructure development in the state According to the World Bank s February 2021 press release 85 million Nigerians do not have access to the electricity grid This represents 43 percent of the country s population and makes Nigeria the country with the largest energy access deficit in the world The lack of reliable power is a major constraint for citizens and businesses leading to annual economic losses estimated at 26 2 billion 10 1 trillion which is equivalent to about 2 percent of GDP According to the World Bank s Doing Business report 2020 Nigeria ranks 171 out of 190 countries in obtaining electricity and access to electricity is considered one of the main constraints for the private sector This report underlines the importance of the role of the supply and the constant supply of electricity in the socio economic development of Nigeria Rapid industrialization improved living standards sustainable economic growth steadily declining unemployment rates and poverty are the results that stem from consistent access to quality reliable electricity The administration headed by Udom Emmanuel is committed to improving the power supply in Akwa Ibom hence the massive electrification projects he has undertaken Some of the outstanding projects are the construction of the 2 X 5 MVA 3 11 KV Injection substation on Avenida Edet Akpan Uyo the construction of a 2 X 15 MVA injection substation at Victor Attah International Airport the construction of a 2 X 60 MVA 132 33 KV power substation at Ekim Mkpat Enin Likewise the administration has carried out the rehabilitation of the facilities of the Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution company in Etim Ekpo Mkpat Enin Ikot Ekene Ikot Abasi Ekpu the installation of a transmission substation of 1 X 60 MVA 132 33 KV in Afaha Ube Itam In addition it carried out the extension of the public power supply through a 33 KV dedicated line that extends from the Tropicana shopping center to the Victor Attah International Airport the extension of the public power supply through a dedicated line of 33 KV to the Center for Control Isolation of Infectious Diseases Methodist Hospital Ituk Mbang as well as the installation of public lighting in the state capital Uyo Road infrastructure plays a crucial role in the economic development and growth of any society Highways are like arteries through which the economy beats By linking producers to markets workers to jobs students to school and the sick to hospitals roads are vital to any development program In addition providing access to employment social health and education services makes a road network crucial in the fight against poverty Highways open up more areas and stimulate economic and social development For these reasons and many more road infrastructure is one of the most important public goods of a government This is a fact that Emmanuel understands hence the importance he attaches to road infrastructure Road construction has been done on a massive scale in the administration Some of the road projects include the completion of the Uyo Ikot Ekpene dualized highway the construction of the 6 4 km Nto Edino Ekwere Azu highway with 2 bridges of 45 m span at Obot Akara LGA In the same local government is the construction of the Nto Ide Ikot Aruba bridge with an 80 m access road One of the local residents had this to say about the project People lost their lives because of the bad bridge and road People used to fall off the bridge Access to the nearest hospital from Ubon Akwa and Abak Ukpom was not possible due to this bad bridge The bridge was a threat to the people of Obot Akara but now we are very hopeful that the construction of a new bridge for us will be successful God will bless Governor Udom for this one act that he has performed today in Obot Akara Another noteworthy road project in Ikono local government is the construction of 21 5 km of Ikot Anyan Ediene Ikot Ntia Urua Nara Ikot Nseyen Nkwot Nung Ukim Road with a 45 m beam bridge Regarding this project a local resident said This road was very bad It was not capable of motoring We had to find alternative routes and garbage trucks to get to other places The importance of this new road is that the merchants in our community who were unable to travel to Ikot Ekpene will now be able to use this road to travel for their business More development will be introduced to our community due to this new highway Our Governor is a promise keeper Not long ago he promised us this way and now he has come to manifest himself May God bless our Governor The Emmanuel administration also completed the doubling of the 29 km Etinan Ndon Eyo highway with bridges and spurs from Mbioto Ekpene Ituen to the Ikot Abasi Ishiet junction doubling of the 23 4 km Etinan Eket road doubling of 19 5 km Eket Ibeno Road Road with bridges dualization of 9 5 km Ring Road 3 from Aka Road Oron Road Nwaniba Road with roundabouts duplication of Ring Road 2 of 9 5 km 3 32 km from Abak Road Akan Road via Udo Udoma roundabout and as the construction of the 14 1 km Odoro Ikpe Ikot Nkon Obotme Arochukwu road with a 110 m span bridge located at the local government from Ini Speaking about the immense impact of the project a local resident said The Udom government has done well to build this road for us We used to suffer with the bad way we had It was very difficult for us to transport our agricultural products to the market We carried bags of cassava on our heads and we walked down to the market because the road was not passable and we couldn t find motorcycles so we walked from one place to another every day But now Governor Udom has given us a new path and we are happy for the path that he has made for us and now we can find cars and motorcycles that we can enter from one side of the market to the other In addition the administration has undertaken construction of 19 km Etebi Enwang highway in Esit Eket and Mbo local governments construction of 12 742 km Awa Iman Asong Ikot Edim Ikot Emem highway in local governments of Onna and Mkpat Enin the construction of a 19 317 km Anua Mbak Ishiet road as well as the construction of the 15 km Ikot Akpan Afaha Ikot Oku Usng road in Ukanafun local government and the expansion of Oron Road from Ring 3 to Victor Attah International Airport Road Akwa Ibom State University has also been a beneficiary of administration with the construction of internal roads in and around its Obio Akpa campus Also included is the completion of the State Secretariat Annex in Uyo also known as the Dakkada Secretariat Speaking about the impact of the project Ms Glory Essien Head of Department of Labour Ministry of Labor and Manpower Planning said As back then it was a den of thieves a lot of bad things used to happen In fact people used to isolate this area completely because it was a dangerous area But now it s a beautiful place now it s used by public officials It is the good work of our dear Governor His Excellency Governor Gabriel Emmanuel Udom The last seven years of the present administration have been one in which the government has consistently delivered the dividends of democracy Just as the path of the just is like the bright light shining brighter and brighter until the perfect day the indigenous people of Akwa Ibom State can look forward to a better and brighter future in the final year of Emmanuel s administration Credit https guardian ng opinion tracking the akwa ibom infrastructural development
    Tracking the Akwa Ibom infrastructural development | The Guardian Nigeria News
     In his 2019 manifesto labeled Phase 2 Master Plan 2019 2023 also known as the Completion Agenda Governor Udom Emmanuel outlined eight areas on which to focus his administration s efforts They are based on industrialization aviation development rural and riverside development agriculture human capacity development security infrastructure and small and medium sized enterprises While delivering his inaugural address for the start of his second term Emmanuel said One of the key drivers of the economy around the world is the provision of modern infrastructure facilities We will pursue this policy with messianic zeal In my first term we were able to build more than 1 000 kilometers of highways across the state and open up the interior to the free flow of goods and services We will surpass this achievement with an emphasis on commercially viable highways We will continue to invest heavily in the electricity sector aware of the importance of having a constant electricity supply in our industrialization agenda We look forward to working towards having power for all in our Completion Agenda This article looks at how Udom has fulfilled his promises in terms of infrastructure development in the state According to the World Bank s February 2021 press release 85 million Nigerians do not have access to the electricity grid This represents 43 percent of the country s population and makes Nigeria the country with the largest energy access deficit in the world The lack of reliable power is a major constraint for citizens and businesses leading to annual economic losses estimated at 26 2 billion 10 1 trillion which is equivalent to about 2 percent of GDP According to the World Bank s Doing Business report 2020 Nigeria ranks 171 out of 190 countries in obtaining electricity and access to electricity is considered one of the main constraints for the private sector This report underlines the importance of the role of the supply and the constant supply of electricity in the socio economic development of Nigeria Rapid industrialization improved living standards sustainable economic growth steadily declining unemployment rates and poverty are the results that stem from consistent access to quality reliable electricity The administration headed by Udom Emmanuel is committed to improving the power supply in Akwa Ibom hence the massive electrification projects he has undertaken Some of the outstanding projects are the construction of the 2 X 5 MVA 3 11 KV Injection substation on Avenida Edet Akpan Uyo the construction of a 2 X 15 MVA injection substation at Victor Attah International Airport the construction of a 2 X 60 MVA 132 33 KV power substation at Ekim Mkpat Enin Likewise the administration has carried out the rehabilitation of the facilities of the Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution company in Etim Ekpo Mkpat Enin Ikot Ekene Ikot Abasi Ekpu the installation of a transmission substation of 1 X 60 MVA 132 33 KV in Afaha Ube Itam In addition it carried out the extension of the public power supply through a 33 KV dedicated line that extends from the Tropicana shopping center to the Victor Attah International Airport the extension of the public power supply through a dedicated line of 33 KV to the Center for Control Isolation of Infectious Diseases Methodist Hospital Ituk Mbang as well as the installation of public lighting in the state capital Uyo Road infrastructure plays a crucial role in the economic development and growth of any society Highways are like arteries through which the economy beats By linking producers to markets workers to jobs students to school and the sick to hospitals roads are vital to any development program In addition providing access to employment social health and education services makes a road network crucial in the fight against poverty Highways open up more areas and stimulate economic and social development For these reasons and many more road infrastructure is one of the most important public goods of a government This is a fact that Emmanuel understands hence the importance he attaches to road infrastructure Road construction has been done on a massive scale in the administration Some of the road projects include the completion of the Uyo Ikot Ekpene dualized highway the construction of the 6 4 km Nto Edino Ekwere Azu highway with 2 bridges of 45 m span at Obot Akara LGA In the same local government is the construction of the Nto Ide Ikot Aruba bridge with an 80 m access road One of the local residents had this to say about the project People lost their lives because of the bad bridge and road People used to fall off the bridge Access to the nearest hospital from Ubon Akwa and Abak Ukpom was not possible due to this bad bridge The bridge was a threat to the people of Obot Akara but now we are very hopeful that the construction of a new bridge for us will be successful God will bless Governor Udom for this one act that he has performed today in Obot Akara Another noteworthy road project in Ikono local government is the construction of 21 5 km of Ikot Anyan Ediene Ikot Ntia Urua Nara Ikot Nseyen Nkwot Nung Ukim Road with a 45 m beam bridge Regarding this project a local resident said This road was very bad It was not capable of motoring We had to find alternative routes and garbage trucks to get to other places The importance of this new road is that the merchants in our community who were unable to travel to Ikot Ekpene will now be able to use this road to travel for their business More development will be introduced to our community due to this new highway Our Governor is a promise keeper Not long ago he promised us this way and now he has come to manifest himself May God bless our Governor The Emmanuel administration also completed the doubling of the 29 km Etinan Ndon Eyo highway with bridges and spurs from Mbioto Ekpene Ituen to the Ikot Abasi Ishiet junction doubling of the 23 4 km Etinan Eket road doubling of 19 5 km Eket Ibeno Road Road with bridges dualization of 9 5 km Ring Road 3 from Aka Road Oron Road Nwaniba Road with roundabouts duplication of Ring Road 2 of 9 5 km 3 32 km from Abak Road Akan Road via Udo Udoma roundabout and as the construction of the 14 1 km Odoro Ikpe Ikot Nkon Obotme Arochukwu road with a 110 m span bridge located at the local government from Ini Speaking about the immense impact of the project a local resident said The Udom government has done well to build this road for us We used to suffer with the bad way we had It was very difficult for us to transport our agricultural products to the market We carried bags of cassava on our heads and we walked down to the market because the road was not passable and we couldn t find motorcycles so we walked from one place to another every day But now Governor Udom has given us a new path and we are happy for the path that he has made for us and now we can find cars and motorcycles that we can enter from one side of the market to the other In addition the administration has undertaken construction of 19 km Etebi Enwang highway in Esit Eket and Mbo local governments construction of 12 742 km Awa Iman Asong Ikot Edim Ikot Emem highway in local governments of Onna and Mkpat Enin the construction of a 19 317 km Anua Mbak Ishiet road as well as the construction of the 15 km Ikot Akpan Afaha Ikot Oku Usng road in Ukanafun local government and the expansion of Oron Road from Ring 3 to Victor Attah International Airport Road Akwa Ibom State University has also been a beneficiary of administration with the construction of internal roads in and around its Obio Akpa campus Also included is the completion of the State Secretariat Annex in Uyo also known as the Dakkada Secretariat Speaking about the impact of the project Ms Glory Essien Head of Department of Labour Ministry of Labor and Manpower Planning said As back then it was a den of thieves a lot of bad things used to happen In fact people used to isolate this area completely because it was a dangerous area But now it s a beautiful place now it s used by public officials It is the good work of our dear Governor His Excellency Governor Gabriel Emmanuel Udom The last seven years of the present administration have been one in which the government has consistently delivered the dividends of democracy Just as the path of the just is like the bright light shining brighter and brighter until the perfect day the indigenous people of Akwa Ibom State can look forward to a better and brighter future in the final year of Emmanuel s administration Credit https guardian ng opinion tracking the akwa ibom infrastructural development
    Tracking the Akwa Ibom infrastructural development | The Guardian Nigeria News
    General news1 month ago

    Tracking the Akwa Ibom infrastructural development | The Guardian Nigeria News

    In his 2019 manifesto labeled "Phase 2: Master Plan 2019-2023," also known as the "Completion Agenda," Governor Udom Emmanuel outlined eight areas on which to focus his administration's efforts. They are based on industrialization, aviation development, rural and riverside development, agriculture, human capacity development, security, infrastructure, and small and medium-sized enterprises.

    While delivering his inaugural address for the start of his second term, Emmanuel said: “One of the key drivers of the economy around the world is the provision of modern infrastructure facilities. We will pursue this policy with messianic zeal. In my first term, we were able to build more than 1,000 kilometers of highways across the state and open up the interior to the free flow of goods and services. We will surpass this achievement with an emphasis on commercially viable highways. We will continue to invest heavily in the electricity sector, aware of the importance of having a constant electricity supply in our industrialization agenda. We look forward to working towards having power for all in our Completion Agenda.” This article looks at how Udom has fulfilled his promises in terms of infrastructure development in the state.

    According to the World Bank's February 2021 press release, “85 million Nigerians do not have access to the electricity grid. This represents 43% percent of the country's population and makes Nigeria the country with the largest energy access deficit in the world. The lack of reliable power is a major constraint for citizens and businesses, leading to annual economic losses estimated at $26.2 billion (₦10.1 trillion), which is equivalent to about 2 percent of GDP. According to the World Bank's Doing Business report 2020, Nigeria ranks 171 out of 190 countries in obtaining electricity and access to electricity is considered one of the main constraints for the private sector." This report underlines the importance of the role of the supply and the constant supply of electricity in the socio-economic development of Nigeria.

    Rapid industrialization, improved living standards, sustainable economic growth, steadily declining unemployment rates, and poverty are the results that stem from consistent access to quality, reliable electricity. The administration headed by Udom Emmanuel is committed to improving the power supply in Akwa Ibom, hence the massive electrification projects he has undertaken.

    Some of the outstanding projects are the construction of the 2 X 5 MVA, 3/11 KV Injection substation, on Avenida Edet Akpan, Uyo; the construction of a 2 X 15 MVA injection substation at Victor Attah International Airport, the construction of a 2 X 60 MVA 132/33 KV power substation at Ekim, Mkpat Enin. Likewise, the administration has carried out the rehabilitation of the facilities of the Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution company in Etim Ekpo, Mkpat Enin, Ikot Ekene, Ikot Abasi Ekpu, the installation of a transmission substation of 1 X 60 MVA, 132/33 KV in Afaha Ube, Itam. In addition, it carried out the extension of the public power supply through a 33 KV dedicated line that extends from the Tropicana shopping center to the Victor Attah International Airport, the extension of the public power supply through a dedicated line of 33 KV to the Center for Control/Isolation of Infectious Diseases, Methodist Hospital, Ituk Mbang as well as the installation of public lighting in the state capital, Uyo.

    Road infrastructure plays a crucial role in the economic development and growth of any society. Highways are like arteries through which the economy beats. By linking producers to markets, workers to jobs, students to school, and the sick to hospitals, roads are vital to any development program. In addition, providing access to employment, social, health and education services makes a road network crucial in the fight against poverty. Highways open up more areas and stimulate economic and social development. For these reasons and many more, road infrastructure is one of the most important public goods of a government. This is a fact that Emmanuel understands, hence the importance he attaches to road infrastructure.

    Road construction has been done on a massive scale in the administration. Some of the road projects include the completion of the Uyo-Ikot Ekpene dualized highway, the construction of the 6.4 km Nto Edino-Ekwere Azu highway with 2 bridges of 45 m span at Obot Akara LGA. In the same local government is the construction of the Nto Ide-Ikot Aruba bridge with an 80 m access road. One of the local residents had this to say about the project: “People lost their lives because of the bad bridge and road. People used to fall off the bridge. Access to the nearest hospital from Ubon Akwa and Abak Ukpom was not possible due to this bad bridge. The bridge was a threat to the people of Obot Akara, but now we are very hopeful that the construction of a new bridge for us will be successful. God will bless Governor Udom for this one act that he has performed today in Obot Akara.”

    Another noteworthy road project in Ikono local government is the construction of 21.5 km of Ikot Anyan Ediene Ikot Ntia-Urua Nara-Ikot Nseyen Nkwot Nung Ukim Road with a 45 m beam bridge. Regarding this project, a local resident said: “This road was very bad. It was not capable of motoring. We had to find alternative routes and garbage trucks to get to other places. The importance of this new road is that the merchants in our community who were unable to travel to Ikot Ekpene will now be able to use this road to travel for their business. More development will be introduced to our community due to this new highway. Our Governor is a promise keeper. Not long ago he promised us this way, and now, he has come to manifest himself. May God bless our Governor."

    The Emmanuel administration also completed the doubling of the 29 km Etinan-Ndon Eyo highway with bridges and spurs from Mbioto Ekpene Ituen to the Ikot Abasi Ishiet junction, doubling of the 23.4 km Etinan-Eket road, doubling of 19.5 km Eket-Ibeno Road Road, with bridges, dualization of 9.5 km Ring Road 3 (from Aka Road-Oron Road-Nwaniba Road with roundabouts), duplication of Ring Road 2 of 9.5 km 3.32 km (from Abak Road-Akan Road via Udo Udoma roundabout) and as the construction of the 14.1 km Odoro Ikpe/Ikot Nkon Obotme Arochukwu road with a 110 m span bridge located at the local government from Ini. Speaking about the immense impact of the project, a local resident said: “The Udom government has done well to build this road for us. We used to suffer with the bad way we had. It was very difficult for us to transport our agricultural products to the market. We carried bags of cassava on our heads and we walked down to the market because the road was not passable and we couldn't find motorcycles, so we walked from one place to another every day. But now, Governor Udom has given us a new path, and we are happy for the path that he has made for us, and now we can find cars and motorcycles that we can enter from one side of the market to the other.”

    In addition, the administration has undertaken construction of 19 km Etebi-Enwang highway in Esit Eket and Mbo local governments, construction of 12 742 km Awa Iman-Asong-Ikot Edim-Ikot Emem highway in local governments of Onna and Mkpat Enin, the construction of a 19,317 km Anua-Mbak-Ishiet road, as well as the construction of the 15 km Ikot Akpan Afaha-Ikot Oku Usng road in Ukanafun local government and the expansion of Oron Road from Ring 3 to Victor Attah International Airport Road. Akwa Ibom State University has also been a beneficiary of administration with the construction of internal roads in and around its Obio Akpa campus. Also included is the completion of the State Secretariat Annex in Uyo (also known as the Dakkada Secretariat). Speaking about the impact of the project, Ms. Glory Essien, Head of Department of Labour, Ministry of Labor and Manpower Planning, said: “As back then, it was a den of thieves…a lot of bad things used to happen. In fact, people used to isolate this area completely because it was a dangerous area. But now, it's a beautiful place, now it's used by public officials. It is the good work of our dear Governor, His Excellency, Governor Gabriel Emmanuel Udom”.

    The last seven years of the present administration have been one in which the government has consistently delivered the dividends of democracy. Just as the path of the just is like the bright light, shining brighter and brighter until the perfect day, the indigenous people of Akwa Ibom State can look forward to a better and brighter future in the final year of Emmanuel's administration.

    Credit: https://guardian.ng/opinion/tracking-the-akwa-ibom-infrastructural-development/

  •   The Inspector General of Police IGP Usman Alkali Baba described the recently concluded XIII Biennial Police Games in Uyo as a strategic internal security tool which will further the cause of internal security by bringing the Police closer to the people In its closing remarks at the Games IGP said that through the Games great new sports talents have been discovered that will have a national impact He thanked President Muhammadu Buhari for supporting the Force as well as praised Akwa Ibom State Governor Udom Emmanuel for organizing the event successfully He said the games have prepared the Nigerian Police which he described as the country s top security agency for the upcoming elections The IGP also added that the games have provided mental agility physical fitness and also ensured that officers are combat ready to secure life and property Governor Emmanuel represented by his deputy Moses Ekpo said that the Games in addition to generating a healthy spirit of competition among the athletes have also developed a team spirit and esprit de corps among the officers and men of the Force In his remarks Force Sport Planning Committee Chairman Sole Administrator AIG Hafiz Inuwa said that the 13th Biennial Police Games courtesy of IGP have showcased its rich sporting tradition with the discovery of budding stars with great potential He said the theme of this year s Games Promoting sporting excellence to ensure fitness for operational demands and combat readiness was well thought out
    At the 2022 Police Games, IGP insists that strategic security advances internal security
      The Inspector General of Police IGP Usman Alkali Baba described the recently concluded XIII Biennial Police Games in Uyo as a strategic internal security tool which will further the cause of internal security by bringing the Police closer to the people In its closing remarks at the Games IGP said that through the Games great new sports talents have been discovered that will have a national impact He thanked President Muhammadu Buhari for supporting the Force as well as praised Akwa Ibom State Governor Udom Emmanuel for organizing the event successfully He said the games have prepared the Nigerian Police which he described as the country s top security agency for the upcoming elections The IGP also added that the games have provided mental agility physical fitness and also ensured that officers are combat ready to secure life and property Governor Emmanuel represented by his deputy Moses Ekpo said that the Games in addition to generating a healthy spirit of competition among the athletes have also developed a team spirit and esprit de corps among the officers and men of the Force In his remarks Force Sport Planning Committee Chairman Sole Administrator AIG Hafiz Inuwa said that the 13th Biennial Police Games courtesy of IGP have showcased its rich sporting tradition with the discovery of budding stars with great potential He said the theme of this year s Games Promoting sporting excellence to ensure fitness for operational demands and combat readiness was well thought out
    At the 2022 Police Games, IGP insists that strategic security advances internal security
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    At the 2022 Police Games, IGP insists that strategic security advances internal security

    The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Usman Alkali Baba, described the recently concluded XIII Biennial Police Games in Uyo as a strategic internal security tool, which will further the cause of internal security by bringing the Police closer to the people.

    In its closing remarks at the Games, IGP said that through the Games, great new sports talents have been discovered that will have a national impact.

    He thanked President Muhammadu Buhari for supporting the Force, as well as praised Akwa Ibom State Governor Udom Emmanuel for organizing the event successfully.

    He said the games have prepared the Nigerian Police, which he described as the country's top security agency, for the upcoming elections.

    The IGP also added that the games have provided mental agility, physical fitness and also ensured that officers are combat-ready to secure life and property.

    Governor Emmanuel, represented by his deputy Moses Ekpo, said that the Games, in addition to generating a healthy spirit of competition among the athletes, have also developed a team spirit and esprit de corps among the officers and men of the Force.

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    In his remarks, Force Sport Planning Committee Chairman/Sole Administrator AIG Hafiz Inuwa said that the 13th Biennial Police Games, courtesy of IGP, have showcased its rich sporting tradition with the discovery of budding stars with great potential.

    He said the theme of this year's Games, 'Promoting sporting excellence to ensure fitness for operational demands and combat readiness', was well thought out.

  •  Governor Udom Emmanuel has been nominated as the Governor with the best Economic Blueprint in Africa The award will be presented to him during The African Regional Journal TARJ Forum and Trade Fair Luanda 2022 by the West African Regional Magazine at InterContinental Hotel Luanda Angola With the theme The Significance of Unity in Diversity in the Integration of Africa the event will be held during this year s listing of 100 inspiring individuals in Africa with a focus on promoting made in Africa products and connecting African businesses A statement by the organisers reads Emmanuel s visionary leadership with a business inclined disposition and private sector approach to governance is contributing factor to the transformation of Akwa Ibom into an enterprise state This was captured in a blueprint that offered an amenable roadmap to achieving renaissance along the routes of job creation wealth creation poverty alleviation infrastructural consolidation and expansion and eco political inclusion A letter addressed to the governor by Ambassador Rossette Aliu Squire states in part Upon assumption of office His Excellency you set up a remodelling committee to engender a social contract and a technical committee on Foreign Direct Investments FDI to promote midwife and enhance the flow of investments into Akwa Ibom The result is a horde of firms including the largest syringe manufacturing factory in Africa electrical digital metering solutions manufacturing factory rice mill coconut oil processing plant and flour mill to mention a few Added to the volley of strategic partnerships the result is the emergence of hundreds of businesses and thousands of jobs with ripple and multiplier effects that phenomenally impact the livelihoods of Akwabomites and Nigerians You created a uniqueness of the investment environment of this enterprise state that allows for the evolution of capsuling in some very capital intensive industries that have either comparative advantage absolute advantage or technological advantage The awards organisers maintained that every part of the state has been uplifted under Emmanuel s leadership including the healthcare sector infrastructural education and many more adding that the state is indeed emerging into an aviation hub with a viable airline and a modern smart terminal building almost completed
    Emmanuel emerges governor with best economic blueprint in Africa
     Governor Udom Emmanuel has been nominated as the Governor with the best Economic Blueprint in Africa The award will be presented to him during The African Regional Journal TARJ Forum and Trade Fair Luanda 2022 by the West African Regional Magazine at InterContinental Hotel Luanda Angola With the theme The Significance of Unity in Diversity in the Integration of Africa the event will be held during this year s listing of 100 inspiring individuals in Africa with a focus on promoting made in Africa products and connecting African businesses A statement by the organisers reads Emmanuel s visionary leadership with a business inclined disposition and private sector approach to governance is contributing factor to the transformation of Akwa Ibom into an enterprise state This was captured in a blueprint that offered an amenable roadmap to achieving renaissance along the routes of job creation wealth creation poverty alleviation infrastructural consolidation and expansion and eco political inclusion A letter addressed to the governor by Ambassador Rossette Aliu Squire states in part Upon assumption of office His Excellency you set up a remodelling committee to engender a social contract and a technical committee on Foreign Direct Investments FDI to promote midwife and enhance the flow of investments into Akwa Ibom The result is a horde of firms including the largest syringe manufacturing factory in Africa electrical digital metering solutions manufacturing factory rice mill coconut oil processing plant and flour mill to mention a few Added to the volley of strategic partnerships the result is the emergence of hundreds of businesses and thousands of jobs with ripple and multiplier effects that phenomenally impact the livelihoods of Akwabomites and Nigerians You created a uniqueness of the investment environment of this enterprise state that allows for the evolution of capsuling in some very capital intensive industries that have either comparative advantage absolute advantage or technological advantage The awards organisers maintained that every part of the state has been uplifted under Emmanuel s leadership including the healthcare sector infrastructural education and many more adding that the state is indeed emerging into an aviation hub with a viable airline and a modern smart terminal building almost completed
    Emmanuel emerges governor with best economic blueprint in Africa
    Foreign2 months ago

    Emmanuel emerges governor with best economic blueprint in Africa

    Governor Udom Emmanuel has been nominated as the Governor with the best Economic Blueprint in Africa. 

    The award will be presented to him during The African Regional Journal (TARJ) Forum and Trade Fair (Luanda 2022) by the West African Regional Magazine at InterContinental Hotel, Luanda, Angola. 

    With the theme: “The Significance of Unity-in-Diversity in the Integration of Africa”, the event will be held during this year’s listing of 100 inspiring individuals in Africa, with a focus on promoting made-in-Africa products and connecting African businesses.

    A statement by the organisers reads: “Emmanuel’s visionary leadership, with a business-inclined disposition and private-sector approach to governance, is contributing factor to the transformation of Akwa Ibom into an enterprise state. 

    “This was captured in a blueprint that offered an amenable roadmap to achieving renaissance along the routes of job creation, wealth creation, poverty alleviation, infrastructural consolidation and expansion and eco-political inclusion.

    ”  A letter, addressed to the governor by Ambassador Rossette Aliu Squire, states in part: “Upon assumption of office, His Excellency, you set up a remodelling committee to engender a social contract and a technical committee on Foreign Direct Investments (FDI) to promote, midwife and enhance the flow of investments into Akwa Ibom.  “The result is a horde of firms, including the largest syringe manufacturing factory in Africa, electrical digital metering solutions manufacturing factory, rice mill, coconut oil processing plant and flour mill, to mention a few. 

    “Added to the volley of strategic partnerships, the result is the emergence of hundreds of businesses, and thousands of jobs with ripple and multiplier effects that phenomenally impact the livelihoods of Akwabomites and Nigerians.

    You created a uniqueness of the investment environment of this enterprise state that allows for the evolution of capsuling in some very capital-intensive industries that have either comparative advantage, absolute advantage or technological advantage.

    ”  The awards organisers maintained that every part of the state has been uplifted under Emmanuel’s leadership, including the healthcare sector, infrastructural, education, and many more, adding that the state is, indeed, emerging into an aviation hub with a viable airline, and a modern smart terminal building almost completed. 

  •  The Nigerian Air Force NAF has winged 17 young pilots who successfully completed their various flying training courses The Director of Public Relations and Information NAF Headquarters Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet made this known in a statement on Thursday in Abuja According to him the Chief of Air Staff CAS Air Marshal Oladayo Amao while winging the pilots during the opening of the 2022 Air Operational Seminar in Uyo implored them to be prepared for the arduous task ahead The CAS said that there was no better way to launch them into their operational flying career than to have them draw from the rich operational experiences of seasoned pilots during the seminar He said that the seminar will facilitate discussions on germane issues relevant to air operations Amao specifically reminded them to always adhere to laid down Rules of Engagement while also taking all necessary steps to protect civilians and minimise casualties during operations The efforts to mitigate civilian casualties are not just a reflection of NAF values as a service but also strategically imperative to our operations he added The CAS assured Nigerians that the nation s Armed Forces had so far made significant gains in curtailing and degrading the miscreants that seek to destabilise Nigeria He particularly commended the efforts of NAF at unleashing the coercive effects of air power particularly on insurgents through intensive air interdiction of their locations and facilities These punitive strikes have degraded their resources disrupted their supply lines and denied them their freedom of movement Amao said The theme of the seminar is Harnessing Nigerian Air Force Combat Experience in Joint Military Operations for Doctrinal Development Amao explained that the theme was borne out of the need to draw instructions from the diverse and rich air combat experiences to develop sound doctrinal principles to guide future engagements This he added was largely because lessons learnt from previous campaigns remained veritable sources of inputs for doctrinal development Hence the need to reappraise our past operational successes and failures to restrategise towards a more operationally effective NAF that can contribute to expeditiously ending the current scourge of insecurity Amao stressed the need for the participants to take cognisance of the dynamism and complexities of the ever changing security environment He also charged them to adopt strategies that would promote NAF s retention of credible air power capability to prosecute current and future warfare In his remarks the Governor of Akwa Ibom Mr Udom Emmanuel said that NAF has lived up to its statutory responsibilities over the years considering its successful exploits in Sierra Leone Liberia the Gambia and Mali This Emmanuel said had tremendously accorded great international recognition for the country He added that the professionalism of NAF under the leadership of Amao has further given the country a sense of hope and security The governor acknowledged the great sacrifices that Nigeria s prestigious serving and retired airmen have made and continue to make towards the peace and progress of the country The News Agency of Nigeria reports that on the sidelines of the event NAF would on Oct 28 be conducting Sea Exercise using some selected NAF aircraft The aim of the exercise is to showcase the capabilities of NAF as well as its presence in the ongoing air operations against crude oil theft in the South South region of the country It is also to improve aircrew skills in tactical aspects of maritime operations thus enhancing their capabilities NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NAF ‘wings’ 17 young pilots, urges re-dedication to duty 
     The Nigerian Air Force NAF has winged 17 young pilots who successfully completed their various flying training courses The Director of Public Relations and Information NAF Headquarters Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet made this known in a statement on Thursday in Abuja According to him the Chief of Air Staff CAS Air Marshal Oladayo Amao while winging the pilots during the opening of the 2022 Air Operational Seminar in Uyo implored them to be prepared for the arduous task ahead The CAS said that there was no better way to launch them into their operational flying career than to have them draw from the rich operational experiences of seasoned pilots during the seminar He said that the seminar will facilitate discussions on germane issues relevant to air operations Amao specifically reminded them to always adhere to laid down Rules of Engagement while also taking all necessary steps to protect civilians and minimise casualties during operations The efforts to mitigate civilian casualties are not just a reflection of NAF values as a service but also strategically imperative to our operations he added The CAS assured Nigerians that the nation s Armed Forces had so far made significant gains in curtailing and degrading the miscreants that seek to destabilise Nigeria He particularly commended the efforts of NAF at unleashing the coercive effects of air power particularly on insurgents through intensive air interdiction of their locations and facilities These punitive strikes have degraded their resources disrupted their supply lines and denied them their freedom of movement Amao said The theme of the seminar is Harnessing Nigerian Air Force Combat Experience in Joint Military Operations for Doctrinal Development Amao explained that the theme was borne out of the need to draw instructions from the diverse and rich air combat experiences to develop sound doctrinal principles to guide future engagements This he added was largely because lessons learnt from previous campaigns remained veritable sources of inputs for doctrinal development Hence the need to reappraise our past operational successes and failures to restrategise towards a more operationally effective NAF that can contribute to expeditiously ending the current scourge of insecurity Amao stressed the need for the participants to take cognisance of the dynamism and complexities of the ever changing security environment He also charged them to adopt strategies that would promote NAF s retention of credible air power capability to prosecute current and future warfare In his remarks the Governor of Akwa Ibom Mr Udom Emmanuel said that NAF has lived up to its statutory responsibilities over the years considering its successful exploits in Sierra Leone Liberia the Gambia and Mali This Emmanuel said had tremendously accorded great international recognition for the country He added that the professionalism of NAF under the leadership of Amao has further given the country a sense of hope and security The governor acknowledged the great sacrifices that Nigeria s prestigious serving and retired airmen have made and continue to make towards the peace and progress of the country The News Agency of Nigeria reports that on the sidelines of the event NAF would on Oct 28 be conducting Sea Exercise using some selected NAF aircraft The aim of the exercise is to showcase the capabilities of NAF as well as its presence in the ongoing air operations against crude oil theft in the South South region of the country It is also to improve aircrew skills in tactical aspects of maritime operations thus enhancing their capabilities NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NAF ‘wings’ 17 young pilots, urges re-dedication to duty 
    Defence/Security3 months ago

    NAF ‘wings’ 17 young pilots, urges re-dedication to duty 

    The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has winged 17 young pilots who  successfully completed their various flying training courses.

    The Director of Public Relations and Information, NAF Headquarters, Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet, made this known in a statement on Thursday in Abuja.

    According to him, the Chief of Air Staff  (CAS), Air Marshal Oladayo Amao, while winging the pilots, during the opening of the 2022 Air Operational Seminar in Uyo, implored them to be prepared for the arduous task ahead.

    The CAS said that there was no better way to launch them into their operational flying career than to have them draw from the rich operational experiences of seasoned pilots during the seminar.

    He said that the seminar will facilitate discussions on germane issues relevant to air operations.

    Amao specifically reminded them to always adhere to laid down Rules of Engagement while also taking all necessary steps to protect civilians and minimise casualties during operations.

    “The efforts to mitigate civilian casualties are not just a reflection of NAF values as a service, but also strategically imperative to our operations,” he added.

    The CAS assured Nigerians that the nation’s Armed Forces had so far made significant gains in curtailing and degrading the miscreants that seek to destabilise Nigeria.

    He particularly commended the efforts of NAF at unleashing the coercive effects of air power, particularly on insurgents through intensive air interdiction of their locations and facilities.

    “These punitive strikes have degraded their resources, disrupted their supply lines and denied them their freedom of movement,” Amao said.

    The theme of the seminar is “Harnessing Nigerian Air Force Combat Experience in Joint Military Operations for Doctrinal Development”.

    Amao explained that the theme was borne out of the need to draw instructions from the diverse and rich air combat experiences, to develop sound doctrinal principles to guide future engagements.

    This, he added, was largely because lessons learnt from previous campaigns remained veritable sources of inputs for doctrinal development.

    “Hence, the need to reappraise our past operational successes and failures to restrategise towards a more operationally effective NAF that can contribute to expeditiously ending the current scourge of insecurity.

    ” Amao stressed the need for the participants to take cognisance of the dynamism and complexities of the ever-changing security environment.

    He also charged them to adopt strategies that would promote NAF’s retention of credible air power capability to prosecute current and future warfare.

    In his remarks, the Governor of Akwa Ibom, Mr Udom Emmanuel, said that NAF has lived up to its statutory responsibilities over the years, considering its successful exploits in Sierra Leone, Liberia, the Gambia and Mali. This, Emmanuel said, had tremendously accorded great international recognition for the country.

    He added that the professionalism of NAF under the leadership of Amao has further given the country a sense of hope and security.

    The governor acknowledged the great sacrifices that Nigeria’s prestigious serving and retired airmen have made and continue to make towards the peace and progress of the country.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that on the sidelines of the event, NAF would on Oct. 28, be conducting Sea Exercise using some selected NAF aircraft.

    The aim of the exercise is to showcase the capabilities of NAF as well as its presence in the ongoing air operations against crude oil theft in the South-South region of the country.

    It is also to improve aircrew skills in tactical aspects of maritime operations thus enhancing their capabilities.


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

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