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The Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly has prevailed on the State Government to intervene in the dilapidated academic infrastructures at Unity High School, Mbiabong Ukan in Ikono Local Government Area.

This directive was given by the Speaker, Rt. Hon. ( Elder ) Udeme Otong at Tuesday Plenary, September 12, 2023.

After hearing the motion by the Member representing Ikono State Constituency, Rt. Hon. Asuquo Nana, the Speaker directed the Clerk, Mrs Nsikak-Abasi Orok, to write the Governor, intimating him on the poor state of infrastructure at the school that serves several communities around Mbiabong Ukan in Ikono LGA for Intervention in the interest of the students.

The House opined that there is a need to expedite action on the reconstruction of the educational facility to serve better the students who will return from the long vacation.

While moving the motion, the Ikono Lawmaker, noted that the School was established by the Akwa Ibom State Government to serve the rural populace, and with the educational strides of the present administration, it behooves the Government to look into the poor condition of the School for the academic wellbeing of the students.

“This School being an establishment of the Akwa Ibom State Government is a rural school serving several communities around Mbiabong Ukan in Ikono LGA and presently in a shadow of itself needs urgent attention.”

Members for Etim Ekpo/Ika, Nsit Ubium, and Ini State Constituencies unanimously supported the motion, calling for urgent action by relevant Government organs.

Also at plenary, the Member for Urue Offong/Oruko State Constituency, Hon. Precious Selong, moved a motion concerning ‘The Alarming Infrastructural Decay at the General Hospital that is located at Oruko.

Selling Passionately pleaded with her colleagues to cooperate with her in appealing for Urgent Government Intervention to encourage effective health care delivery at the hospital.

Selling, whose motion was seconded by the member for Uyo State Constituency, Hon. Uwemedimo Asuquo, enlisted the cooperation of the Honourable members in calling on the state government through the Hospital Management Board to intervene in the immediate rehabilitation of the hospital in line with the ARISE AGENDA of the present administration.

The matter has been committed to the House Committee on Health for further legislative action.

In the same vein, a Member of Oron/Udung Uko State Constituency, Hon. Kenim Onofiok, has raised a motion on ‘The Need for Targeted Investment by the Akwa Ibom State Government in Technical and Vocational Education” which was seconded by the member for Ibesikpo Asutan State Constituency, Hon.Ubong Attah.

The House, however, directed the Committee on Education to look into the matter for appropriate Legislative action.

Meanwhile, the House has adjourned the plenary to Thursday, September 14, 2023, at 10:00 hours.

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Bappare said Ajayi made the demand while speaking with the Deputy Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Dr Akon Eyakenyi, during a courtesy call.

He explained that Section 21, sub-section 2 of the NSSEC Act 2003, provided for states to comply by establishing SSEBs.

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Responding, the Deputy Governor, Eyakenyi, expressed the state government’s willingness to collaborate with the commission.

She further disclosed that land had already been earmarked for the SSSEB in Uyo, while assuring the commission that Akwa Ibom State was adequately prepared to draft and pass the Executive Bill while the State House of Assembly was also ready for its speedy passage.

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