- The Akwa Ibom state government says it won't tolerate crime within its domain in 2020
- This was announced by Governor Udom Emmanuel at the 2020 edition of Akwa Ibom Solemn Assembly
- Governor Emmanuel, however, thanked God for the prevailing peace and unity in Akwa Ibom state
Governor Udom Emmanuel has declared zero tolerance for crime of any sort in Akwa Ibom state in the year 2020.
The governor stated this while treating guests to a luncheon at Government House, Uyo after the 2020 edition of Akwa Ibom Solemn Assembly, on Wednesday, January 1.
“I use this opportunity to announce that in 2020 there will be zero tolerance on anything that will disrupt peace in the state no matter how well placed that person is, once you do anything that will disrupt peace the law will catch up with you,” Governor Emmanuel announced.
He reassured Akwa Ibom people of his commitment towards maintaining peace and security in the state and appealed for a collaborative effort in moving the state forward.
According to him, there is a need to come together irrespective of divergent interests to ensure the future is secured for the next generation in the state.
“I love my state, I love my people, no bitterness, no offence to anybody. Politics is over we are now in governance if you have ideas contribute ideas let us move the state forward. I won’t stop saying that this is the time for us to move this state forward,” he stated.
Speaking on his policy on energy, Governor Emmanuel stated that his administration has prioritized investment in the power sector to ensure availability of power to all and hinted that one of the biggest power sub-station will soon be constructed in Oron.
“We will build sub-stations, now we are negotiating for one of the biggest sub-stations in Oron, I am asked to provide the right of way and we are working on that now,” he said.
Earlier, Governor Emmanuel thanked God for the prevailing peace and unity in Akwa Ibom state and thanked the leaders of traditional and religious institutions for promoting peace and unity in the state, urging the youth to imbibe unify the culture of peace and unity.
Meanwhile, plans are underway for Akwa Ibom government-owned Ibom Air to begin scheduled flights on the Cameroon-Nigeria route.
This was disclosed by the secretary to the Akwa Ibom government, Dr Emmanuel Ekuwem, after the last state executive council meeting for 2019.
“There’s a demand from our neighbouring country, Cameroon, for Cameroonians to be connected directly to Lagos or Abuja instead of flying to Lome (Togo) before connecting a flight to Abuja or Lagos,” he said.
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