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Location Does Not Matter, We Have Decided That The Ibom Deep Seaport Dream Must Not Die ~ Oro Nation Affirms Support For Seaport Project

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Leaders of Oro nation, comprising the five local government areas of Oron Federal Constituency of Akwa Ibom State have declared their resolve to support Governor Udom Emmanuel’s drive to actualize the Ibom Deep Seaport project.

The state government on its part has assured that the Ibom Deep Sea Port project will be in the interest of the entire state and has called on all and sundry to close ranks and work towards its actualization.

This was the outcome of a breakfast meeting between the Oron Stakeholders and Governor Udom Emmanuel at the Hilltop Mansion in Uyo.

Addressing Government House correspondents after the closed-door meeting, the Secretary to the State Government, Dr. Emmanuel Ekuwem, explained that the seaport was part of the “Ibom” brand and ought to excite every Akwa Ibom person.

Dr. Ekuwem however commended the governor for responding to the anxieties of the Oro people as a veritable component of the State and holding a dialogue session with them.

He said the parley had addressed hitherto held misinformation, misinformation, or inadequate information on the Ibom Deep Seaport project.

“The meeting with His Excellency the Governor demands that each heart should bear that this seaport spans about 2.5kms away from the motorable part of Unyenge road, after Universal Energy in Mbo Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State.

“Second point, the mangrove swamps where you have office complex are on the hard soil of Mbo and there is no cause for the alarm”, Ekuwem said.

The President General of Oro Union, Mr. Etim Ante, who led the delegation from Oro nation to the breakfast meeting, lauded the strides of Governor Emmanuel in bringing the seaport dream to reality and affirmed the support of the Oro people to the project.

“We have decided that the dream must not die; that the dream must be actualized.

“We commend the efforts of his Excellency for securing the approval of this much-touted seaport.

“Successive administrations came on board, talked about this seaport without practically doing what His Excellency has done. So we are happy with him because he has shown to us that he is a world-class manager of human and material resources to actualize the dream of Akwa Ibom people and indeed Oron Nation, in having the deep seaport”, he said.
Mr. Ante said the meeting laid to rest anxieties among the Oro people over the location, commending the Governor’s sensitizing explanations on the issue of the location of strategic features of the seaport.

“He has briefed us. He has sensitized us on how the seaport is going to work out.

“We have expressed our grievances, His Excellency and indeed the government of Akwa Ibom State has addressed those grievances and those grey areas that affected us, which have to do with the location of strategic features of this seaport.

“As Oro people, we are ready to work as a team.”

He called on the investors in the project not to withdraw from this project, assuring that Oro people will welcome all investors and stakeholders involved in the project.

Media Unit
Govt House, Uyo
10/07/21

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Lady Arrested for Butchering Boyfriend in Uyo Because of Mercedes-Benz 4Matic (Viewers Discretion, Please)

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An Uyo based lady has been arrested by men of the Nigerian Police Force for killing her boyfriend and escaping with his Mercedes Benz 4matic and the car papers.

The victim identified as Chukwuemeka, according to a journalist Comrade Vincent Aluu, is the only son of the parents and was an importer of goods. All efforts made by his business associates to reach the decease to come and clear his consignments proved abortive and they were forced to look for his whereabout, as such has never happened before. The late Chichwuemeka was later found in his pool of blood inside his bedroom.

Using the vehicle tracker, the accused was traced to a nearby hotel where she went for leisure. According to reports, she is singing like a parrot at Ewet Housing Police Station as you read this!
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INI EMEMOBONG DONATES NEW VEHICLE TO IBIONO IBOM LGA VICE CHAIRMAN TO MARK HIS FIRST ANNIVERSARY AS HON. COMMISSIONER

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In commemoration of first one year in office as member of the State Executive Council, the Hon. Commissioner for Information & Strategy, Com. Ini Ememobong today donated a new Toyota Matrix to the Vice Chairman of Ibiono Ibom Local Government Area, Hon. Nsikanabasi Ukobot to facilitate the smooth discharge of his duties as Vice Chairman of Council.

The presentation which held at his Emmanuel’s Court residence was witnessed by the Member representing Ibiono Ibom State Constituency in the State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Godwin Ekpo, Chairman, Ibom Airport Development Company Ltd, Dr. Iniobong Essien, Chairman, Governing Council, Akwa Ibom State College of Science and Technology, Rt. Hon. Ime Okon, COE of Westgate Group, Mr. Churchhill Udoh, and others dignitaries.

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GOV. EMMANUEL ADVOCATES RESPONSIBLE PARENTING AS BEDROCK OF PEACE

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Governor Udom Emmanuel says responsible parental care remains the bedrock of peace and orderliness, and reduces conflicts and needless crises in the society.

Governor Emmanuel made this known during a family thanksgiving service of Dr. and Mrs. Nathaniel Adiakpan, Permanent Secretary Government House, on Saturday at St. Paul’s Cathedral, The African Church, Ibibio South Diocese, Afaha Ubium, ONNA Local Government Area, Akwa Ibom State.

The governor said parental care is the foundation of good moral behavior, attitude and character that refines children and make them add value to the society, pointing out that proper discipline given to children in love with a view of correcting them should not be misinterpreted for abuse.

‘’There are simply things we take for granted and the reason we are having problems all over the world is that parents are no more parents, it doesn’t just end in having a child. The Bible says that you must train up a child in the way that he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.

“If you neglect them, government and everyone will suffer for it including the parents that did not train these children. Education is enough but without parental care, a child could be lost in school.

*I really want to appreciate families that take care of their children because it reduces the burden on the society and makes the society much better”.

The State Chief Executive Officer advised critics from demarketing the State by inciting comments inimical to the development of the State, assuring that his administration is working tirelessly to create and sustain wealth for posterity.

‘’I read in the papers, people abusing me and saying that the governor is going to leave loan debt for the state, me Udom Emmanuel leave loan for which state?

” The state that I am trying to reduce its financial burden, and I am trying to manage resources. If there is something we want to do, we want to leave a positive net earnings for the State.

“If God has endowed me with little knowledge to create money allow me, don’t stand on our way, don’t say what you don’t know, don’t whip up sentiments so that our State can move forward.

“We have a Deep Seaport here, unfortunately our people in Akwa Ibom drove away one of the investors, I am struggling seriously to get another one to come in”.

Governor Emmanuel announced that the State Government will order a new set of 1 million vaccines, advising citizens that Covid-19 is real and they should take advantage of it as well as adhere to safety protocols in order to stay safe.

“Please I want to raise a strong warning, whether you believe it or not, this COVID-19 is real, please, please protect yourself, and don’t take it for granted, simple hygiene can help you a lot.

“We are also ordering new sets of vaccines, don’t mind what they are writing take that vaccine. We are trying, one million vaccines should be coming in, please let people take especially if you know you are above 40 years’’.

The governor described Dr. Nathaniel Adiakpan as a man who acknowledges God and understands the importance of thanksgiving, adding that he is a committed, pleasant and accommodating man who has served diligently.

‘’It is a bad thing when you don’t give thanks, I really want to appreciate the Permanent Secretary, Government House for acknowledging God in his life. I keep saying that people don’t know the dangers of ingratitude. Let me also thank my Permanent Secretary, he is quite right, it is not easy to work with me, for you to walk with me, you must have patience. I have come to find Dr. Nathaniel Adiakpan as a very pleasant Permanent Secretary to work with. I want to appreciate him for finding time to tell God thank you, if there is anybody who fails to thank God then he doesn’t know who God is’’.

Dr. Nathaniel Adiakpan and family during a session of thanksgiving with the theme ‘Great Grace, not by Strength’, reflected on God’s faithfulness upon their family, and expressed appreciation to Governor Emmanuel for the role he played in his success story.

‘’Your Excellency we are grateful to you for honouring us as we thank God, for all the encouragement.

“I thank you for your role in the story of my family, not just for the appointment, but all the things I have come to learn in Government House. I thank God for His Excellency who has managed to tolerate my deficiencies and my inadequacies, I say thank you’’.

Dr. Adiakpan thanked God for giving him a loving wife who has been standing by him and wonderful children who heed to his discipline and instructions.

The Permanent Secretary donated towards the building of a resident pastor’s lodge and also presented a souvenir gift of Obodom, the wooden slit drum to the governor.

In his homily, the Primate of the African Church, Worldwide, His Eminence, Dr. Emmanuel Udofia, preached on the theme, ‘Great Grace, not by Strength.

He culled his text from Eph: 1: 3, Eph: 2: 8, saying that Dr. Adiakpan having experienced God’s love have taken a step to thank Him, and admonished Christians that a life of grace is a life one lives in God.

MEDIA UNIT
GOVT HOUSE, UYO
01/07/21

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