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Six years after Governor Udom Emmanuel assumed office as Governor of Akwa Ibom State with a promise of sustaining superior performance, history has been boldly rewritten to reflect an irregular idea conceived from the humanity perspective, which has brought hope to the future of Akwa Ibom indigenes (born and unborn). The Akwa Ibom story has transcended the shores of our common heritage and has budded the economy of our dear state to weather the storms of the unseen future.

A typical AkwaIbomite through the Dakkada Ideology has awaken to the sense of self realization that truly, from the thatched house in the riverine areas of Atabrikang, Okposo, or Odio communities, he can rise to become the best of his kind despite the odds, setting paces and trails of expertise, beating his reach and coming top for his generation – these philosophy of self-realization of greatness that is imbued in us all is conspicuously acknowledged and more appreciable.

Through a recessive economy as witnessed in the first four years of Udom Emmanuel’s administration, Akwa Ibom under his watch developed a culture of investment in vibrant institutions, even in neglected sectors of the economy, he took a conscious SWOT analysis that swung the pendulum of investment in the area towards viability. Today and gradually, the economy of our dear state is shifting from the dependency on Federal allocations to an Industrialized State of which established paradigm now enables prompt payment of salaries with or without receipt of federal allocation.

We can remember vividly when the administration nursed the idea of investing in the aviation sector which berthed #IbomAir months after the Federal Government had launched Nigeria Airline Logo for billions of our taxpayers money and made it public, cynics and enemies of Akwa Ibom made mockery of Udom Emmanuel’s determination to succeed in the abandoned sector, they even called it a scam, but today, the scam #IbomAir is the most sought-after airline in the country, the Scam #IbomAir as antagonists tagged it recently celebrated her 100k flights record without incidences thereby, taking over the aviation industry and proving our “all is possible” creed to be realizable.

Carefully, we have followed the promise of an industrialized Akwa Ibom State coming to fruition in your watch, when the country was inundated with insufficient syringes in Nigeria hospitals, Gov Udom Emmanuel, a focused and resilient leader took the bold step and assidously invested in syringe manufacturing, today, JSM made in Akwa Ibom syringes is a global brand , thus marketing Akwa Ibom to the world.
We will not be appreciative, if we fail to note that the Kings Flourmill produced in Akwa Ibom has dominated the flour market in Nigeria, the metering company is providing quality and affordable meters to Nigeria homes, the plywood factory is leading in wood supplies and, we are now witnessing more job opportunities with expansion capacities for qualified Akwaibomites.

The industrialization drive of this administration has also birthed the Coconut refinery which will commence operations soon. The yet to commence Petro-chemical factory, the envisaged Ibom deep seaport and many others, are evidence of a very proactive and people-centric leadership driven by an egghead that should be encouraged and supported for greater dividends of democracy.

We have witnessed the vigorous pursuit of this administration to serve Akwa Ibom people from the spread of the dreaded coronavirus during the offshoot of the outbreak with the building of a 300-capacity facility designed to contain Modernized Intensive Care Unit (ICU), Administrative Block, Clinical Laboratories and the all-encompassing revamp in the health sector which has seen general hospitals across the state wear new looks with modern functional medical equipments to assuage the wants in the sector and give succor to health needs of the people.

Over twenty years ago, Akwa Palm Industry was a forgotten history and the entire plantation became a thick forest, but, Governor Udom Emmanuel considered the reactivation of the moribund Akwa Palm Industry as one of the footprints to be chronicled in the archives of this government.

It is also worthy to note the administration’s input in the education sector, the provisions of suitable learning ambience for public primary and secondary institutions, state tertiary institutions, the free and compulsory education scheme and the quality road infrastructural network spread across the state; ongoing and commissioned, are testaments of Governor Emmanuel’s selfless commitment to the actualization of the Akwa Ibom of our dream.

Obviously, the golden signature of this administration is perfectly clear. It is six years of visible achievements devoid of bovarism, six years of quality service delivery to Akwa Ibom people, as a people who has followed the trail, read the scorecard as strategically placed that has added fillip to our economy, the leadership and members of Eket Federal Constituency Media Professionals (EFCMP) are satisfied with the selfless pursuit to revolutionize Akwa Ibom for the betterment of the people by the Udom Emmanuel’s administration and has made a commitment to encourage, support and continue in promoting the policies and programs of this administration, while we move along with His excellency to successfully actualize his Completion Agenda and in his future endeavors.

Edet Edet
Publicity Secretary
Eket Federal Constituency Media Professionals


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Maritime Academy Takes Delivery of Helicopter Training Equipment



The Maritime Academy of Nigeria (MAN) yesterday received a helicopter under escape training equipment (HUET) training equipment in it’s drive for quality practical oriented maritime training

The underwater escape training simulators have been specifically designed and certified for instructing how to escape from a submerged aircraft.

The simulator can carry up to six trainees, two seated in the front cockpit and up to four in the rear cabin. The front doors are hinged with jettison facility, while the rear doors are sliding. Multiple exit points are provided including push out windows on several simulators to give relevant practice in a range of exit situations.

Confirming the delivery to our reporter in a telephone interview, Rector of the Academy, Cdre. Duja Effedua ,said the school will remain focused in delivering world class maritime training for Nigerians and foreign cadets.

He said the school will remain focused on it’s core mandate and will not allow itself be distracted from it’s functions

The Academy had recently taken delivery of the ocular vision simulator which aims at training navigators visual capacity onboard vessels

“This is the 5th set of Simulators to arrive the Academy in the last six months. It is unfortunate that some so called journalists will not report this kind of development. They go about looking for negative stories to report and celebrate, casting the Academy in bad light”, he said

According to Effedua “We have the The multifunctional, Full Bridge and Engine Room Simulators. The Multi-Functional Classroom Simulator is a combination of eight additional Simulators which have their softwares installed for specific purposes”.

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Governors Are The Cause of The Country’s Problems – President Buhari



President Muhammadu Buhari has accused governors of causing the country so much pain as a result of the strike of the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN).

Judiciary workers had embarked on a 64-day strike over the refusal of governors to implement the autonomy for the state judiciary.

Last year, President Muhammadu Buhari had signed the Executive Order 10 for the enforcement of the autonomy of the judiciary but the 36 governors kicked against the order.

When he played host to the Nigerian Inter-Religious Council (NIREC) at the State House, Abuja, on Friday, the president spoke on his commitment to devolving of power to the people.

“I remain an unapologetic believer in devolving power to the people and that is why I signed the Executive Order granting autonomy to State Legislature and Judiciary. Unfortunately, this was met with some resistance at the state level and led to a more than two months strike action that has caused the country a lot of pain.

“Luckily the National Assembly has nearly completed the constitutional review process, which I hope would address some of the burning issues agitating the minds of our people.’’

The president also spoke about the effect of the strike, lamenting its security implication.

“Fortunately, this strike has been called off and prosecution of some of these people (those behind insecurity) would soon commence, while our security agencies expand their network in closing in on the others,’’ he added.

NIREC was led by Co-Chairmen, Sultan of Sokoto, His Eminence, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar and President of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), His Eminence, Rev. Dr. Samson Supo Ayokunle.

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Ikono Lawmaker: Alleviating poverty amongst Constituents



The member representing Ikono State Constituency and Chairman House Committee on Agriculture in Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly, Hon. Asuquo Nana Udo has presented a motorcycle to one of his constituents in his continuous effort to alleviate poverty and make life worth living to his constituents.

Hon. Udo, who made the presentation today through his Chief of staff, Hon. Aniefon Udo to the beneficiary, Comrade Bassey Okon sequel to the recipient’s request of a motorcycle from the legislator, yesterday, June 11, 2021..

He charged Comrade Okon to take advantage of the item and make a living out of it, adding that according to the Dakkada philosophy of Governor Udom Emmanuel, every son and daughter of Akwa Ibom State must be resourceful in every given opportunity.

He called on the people of Ikono State Constituency to continuously support the Completion Agenda of Governor Udom Emmanuel and pledged his renewed commitment to give effective, people oriented and all inclusive representation to his Constituents at the Hallowed chambers of the State House of Assembly.

In his response, Comrade Bassey Okon who was full of praises appreciated the Lawmaker for granting his request within a short period of time.

While praying God to bless and elevate him in his political pursuit, he assured making good use of the Motorcycle to the common good of his family and others

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