- To mark Nigeria’s 60th independence anniversary, Governor Udom Emmanuel has come to the rescue of the Nigerian Army
- The Akwa Ibom governor commissioned 168 reconstructed houses and a water project inside an army barrack in the state
- Governor Emmanuel promised that his government will continue to support federal institutions to function properly
Governor Udom Emmanuel has commissioned 168 reconstructed houses and a water project at the Wellington Bassey Army Barracks 6 battalion, Ibagwa, Abak, Akwa Ibom State.
The commissioning, which took place on Wednesday, August 30, is part of activities to celebrate Nigeria’s 60th independence anniversary.
The governor said, as a responsible federating unit, Akwa Ibom State government will continue to support federal institutions to function properly.
“The pitiable situation of the barracks caught my attention when I came on an inspection with the then Commander of 2 Brigade. What I saw was very disturbing and I decided that I will change the story of this barracks for good.
“Today we are witnesses to the new aura of this barracks as we commission the Phase 2 of my interventions here in this barracks.
“I decided to add the water scheme to help the residents with their water needs and improve their living conditions.”
Earlier, the Commander 2 Brigade Nigerian Army, Brigadier General FU Mijinyawa expressed the appreciation of the Chief of Army Staff and gratitude of the leadership and men of the brigade, on the qualitative and prompt delivery of the projects.
He thanked the governor for his consistent care and concern for army personnel and other security agencies in the state.
Recall that Governor Emmanuel recently unveiled several landmark projects to commemorate the 33rd anniversary of Akwa Ibom state's creation.
The governor 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.
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