- Governor Udom Emmanuel is not resting on his oars to bring rapid development to the people of Akwa Ibom
- To mark the state's 33rd anniversary, Governor Emmanuel has commissioned several landmark projects
- Among the projects are a state general and psychiatric hospital, jetty, major roads, health care facilities and a secretariat for monarchs
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The governor of Akwa Ibom, Mr Udom Gabriel Emmanuel, has unveiled several landmark projects to commemorate the 33rd anniversary of the state's creation.
Governor Emmanuel flagged off a long list of activities to mark the special event with a Thanksgiving Service at the Banquet Hall, Government House, Uyo on Sunday, September 20.
On Wednesday, September 23, he presented a statewide broadcast, reflecting on the progress made in 33 years, urging citizens to sustain the peace and unity to foster unceasing growth in the state.
The governor also launched the state's official symbols comprising a flag, coat of arms, anthem and a creed.
Other projects commissioned so far by the governor include the secretariat of the Akwa Ibom state council of chiefs in Uyo, the remodelled Immanuel General Hospital and Psychiatric Hospital in Eket, the 9.5 km Ebe Ekpe-Osiok road project and other internals roads in Eket metropolis.
In addition, the governor commissioned a fully digitized general hospital and a landing jetty in Onna local government area.
At Onna, while commissioning the 9.5km Ikot Ebekpo-Ikot Ebidang road, constructed with a landing Jetty and a spur linking the East-west road, Governor Emmanuel stated that the project has opened an important gateway for trade with other states in Nigeria and neighbouring countries along the Gulf of Guinea.
While commissioning the digitized General Hospital in Awa, the governor noted that a healthy society makes wealthy citizens which is why his administrative stewardship has redefined healthcare services in Akwa Ibom state.
The new digitized general hospital housed an Out-Patients Department (OPD), ambulance, male and female ward, Water Treatment Plant (WTP), mortuary, Accident and Emergency Unit, (AEU), and others.
Legit.ng had earlier reported that Governor Emmanuel recently declared education as the next sector to receive priority attention in his administration’s completion agenda.
The governor made the announcement on Saturday, September 12 at a funeral ceremony in Ikot Ekpene Udo in Nsit Ubium local government area of the state.
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