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Gov Tambuwal To Inaugurate 100m³ Medical Gas Plant, Roads, Others In Akwa Ibom Today



A Medical Gas and Vacuum Plant, acknowledged as the largest in the country, and more internal roads projects are billed for inauguration today as part of activities to mark the Sixth Anniversary of Mr Udom Emmanuel as Governor of Akwa Ibom State.

The medical gas and vaccum plant is situated within the premises of the Infectious Diseases Control Centre which also houses the International Molecular Laboratory Isolation Center in Ituk Mbang,Uruan Local Government Area.

According to the Secretary to the State Government, Dr. Emmanuel Ekuwem, a former Speaker of the Federal House of Representatives and Governor of Sokoto state, Rt. Hon. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal is expected as special guest to commission these projects today.

The One hundred metric cube (100m³) of pure Oxygen per hour Oxygen Cylinder Refilling Station has the capacity of refilling 30 cylinders per day.

It also has a 12 by 2 automatic oxygen cylinder8 manifold. It is also built to perform critical care needs for patients in a post- Covid world.

Meanwhile, residents and business operators around the Mechanic Village in Afaha Offot, and Akpasak Estate along the Airport Road, all within Uyo Metropolis, are also expected to roll out the drums and welcome the top government functionaries to their respective localities.

The occasion is the commissioning of more internal roads executed by Governor Emmanuel to ease free flow of traffic and business activities in the state capital.

The roads include the 2.3km Mechanic Village- Udoeyen Road, the Sir Mendo, Edem George and Streets as well as the Akpasak Estate access road measuring One kilometre.

The Sokoto State Governor is also expected to commission the residence of the Chairman, State Council of Chiefs along Wellington Bassey Way, Uyo.

Yesterday, Governor Emmanuel inaugurated some internal roads within Ewet Housing Estate Extension (1) and also commissioned another road at Ikot Akpabin in Ibesikpo Asutan local government area.

According to an official release by the state government, the two Airbuses earlier expected to be unveiled today have been postponed to a later date due to the extended time required for international crew preparations under the Covid19 protocols.

The release also announces that there is no restriction of movements during the monthly sanitation exercise in the state today.

Media Unit
Govt House,Uyo

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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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