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YOU DID NOT LOBBY FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE PROPOSED FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY – AKSG BLASTS DESPERATE POLITICIANS

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The Akwa Ibom State Government has blasts politicians and also warned them to desist from claiming credit for the approval of a new University of Technology in the state.

The State Government maintained that while it was working assiduously with the federal government to ensure its prompt take off, it expected support and cooperation from all stakeholders and not false claims.

Mrs Idongesit Etiebet, Commissioner for Education who spoke with reporters in her office, thanked God for answering the prayers of the state and also appreciated President Muhammadu Buhari for granting the approval.

“The State Government appreciates President Muhammadu Buhari for graciously approving Akwa Ibom as one of the two states where new Federal Universities of Technology are to be established.

Mrs Idongesit Etiebet noted that it was rather unnecessary for some politicians to come out with claims to the project, and that the approval was an endorsement of the educational reforms of the Udom Emmanuel-led administration

She also revealed that the establishment of the university of technology in Akwa Ibom was in line with the the federal policy of choosing a state from each of the six, geopolitical zones in the country, debunking the claims that some politicians lobbied for the establishment of the university in the state

I’ve interacted with the Honourable Minister of State for Education Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba; and the permanent secretary in Federal Ministry of Education Mr. Sunny Echono, and very soon, modalities will be in place for the new University to commence operations.

It would be recalled that the Federal government had last week announced its resolve that the four existing Universities of Technology located in Yola (North East), Akure (South West), Owerri (South East), and Minna (North Central) be upgraded and equipped, while two additional universities of technology to be located in Jigawa and Akwa Ibom States, respectively.

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SENIOR STAFF OF VARSITIES ASSEMBLE FOR PASTOR UMO ENO, LAUD GOV EMMANUEL ON PEACE, INDUSTRIALIZATION

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Tertiary Institution Consolidation Alliance (TICA), a socio-political group of senior staff from different tertiary institutions in Akwa Ibom State has drummed support for Pastor Umo Eno’s governorship aspiration.

The group whose main aim is to ensure that the relative peace enjoyed in the State is sustained had a meeting, Wednesday at Ibom e-library, where they jointly expressed their appreciation to Governor Udom Emmanuel for making peace a reality in Akwa Ibom State.

Speaking during the meeting, Comrade (Mrs) Mary Inyang, Chairperson of National Association of Academic Technologists, Uniuyo Branch and Coordinator, Tertiary Institutions Consolidation Alliance (TICA) noted that the group was formed to support peace, development in the State and also to sustain the peace that is already being enjoyed through support for Pastor Umo Eno.

“We have moved together as members of staff of different tertiary institutions to form this group and to stand with the Governor of Akwa Ibom State, who has made it possible for us to be in peace and also to support the incoming Governor”

Also speaking during the meeting, Comrade (Mrs) Anietie Attai Chairperson, Women Labor Committee while commending the Governor for commissioning so many projects in the State including educational infrastructure, said that Tertiary Institution Consolidation Alliance (TICA) was birthed in support of the Government.

She further noted that the group is a coalition of individuals with like-minds from different tertiary institutions that came together to form the body with the common goal of appreciating what the Governor has done so far and to support him to even do more through Pastor Eno, who will make the State to continue to enjoy the relative peace it’s enjoying presently.

Addressing the group, the Special Assistant to the Governor on Research and Documentation, Mr Essien Ndueso, said God’s mercy made him sent a Governor like Mr Emmanuel who has stopped at nothing in ensuring that there is peace in the State.

He said the Governor went further to ensure that Akwa Ibom lost its status as a civil service state, with the establishment of several industries, the latest being the Coconut Oil Factory billed for commissioning.

Mr Ndueso also expressed his support and excitement for the move and commended the group’s decision to throw its full weight on Pastor Umo Eno, adding that the group’s essence of coming together is undeniably defined by sound principles.

“I am elated to be associated with this forum. It is not very common to see a group of people who come together independently without any prompting to come and take the right decisions especially in the Nigeria of today.”

The Governor’s Aide further described Pastor Umo Eno as a man of peace, God-fearing, and sociable who on his own, and without any government funding, was able to establish and manage several thriving businesses.

“Pastor Umo Eno is not someone that is coming to the State to settle any political baggage, he is someone who on his own prowess, was able to establish a business and that business has been able to thrive.

“We need someone who can manage businesses and harness the potentials of our young persons to grow”

On the ongoing strike action that has crippled academic activities in tertiary institutions, Mr Ndueso lamented that those in authorities were paying lip services to education because of lack of interest and joined the call for an end to the impasse.

“I am surprised that recently airline owners threatened a strike action and the federal government hurriedly settled the grey areas and the strike was prevented, whereas lecturers have been ignored while then federal government owned tertiary institutions remain under locks and key.

“This is why we must make sure we look out for leaders with credible antecedents in the ongoing transition exercise, so that the country can be liberated”, he added.

Also present at the meeting were Special Assistant to the Governor on Project Monitoring, Mr Uwemedimo Umanah, Special Assistant to the Governor on New Media, Mr Aniekeme Finbarr, Special Assistant to the Govenror on ICT, Engr. Solomon Eyo, Nsipmong Ikpoto- NAAT Chairman Akwa Ibom State University, and a host of others.

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JOB CREATION: AKSG BEGINS RECRUITMENT OF TECHNICAL TEACHERS

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In furtherance of the completion agenda, the Udom Emmanuel Administration of Akwa Ibom State has rolled out modalities for the recruitment of teachers to further boost the educational system in the State.

A release signed by the Executive Chairman, State Technical Schools board, Elder Godwin S. Udom revealed the application for the job will begin on Tuesday, 22nd February 2022 and will end on Monday, 28th February 2022. Prospective applicants are hereby asked to apply via this link: www.stsb.ak.gov.ng More details are contained in the accompanying photograph.

Enoma Akpan
Information unit
State Technical Schools board.

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INFO COMMISSIONER EMEMOBONG BLESSES FAMILY OF LATE INFO BOSS, EKPO WITH CHILD’S TUITION, ORS

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In the spirit of love of the season, the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Comrade Ini Ememobong has blessed the family of a late one-time Commissioner for Information, Mr. Sunday Ekpo, with a child’s tuition fees and other incidental expenses for his remaining years in school.

The Commissioner’s magnanimity was  showered  on the late Commissioner’s family today, Monday, February 14, at his Ewet Housing Estate residence in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom State capital.

Comrade Ini Ememobong who said, today,  was the best day to reach out to the family, being a day marked for the celebration of love, expressed that the gift was  a symbol of the love of the Ministry of Information and Strategy to the family of the late political head of the Ministry.

Represented at the occasion by the Director of Public Relations, Mrs Grace Akpan, the State Information helmsman said, it was the desire of the Ministry to ensure that, the beneficiary of the tuition fees, complete his first degree without any financial stress of any sort.

He charged the beneficiary, Samuel Sunday Ekpo, a 200 level Theatre Arts student of the Akwa Ibom State University, AKSU, to lead a life worthy in character and learning to maintain the good name of his father and also reciprocate the kind gesture of the Ministry of Information and Strategy.

The Commissioner emphasized that, the gesture is part of the customary practice of the Ministry under his watch to identify with past Commissioners and Political heads of the Ministry in their moments of grief and joy, adding that, all stakeholders of the Ministry will continue to benefit from this magnanimous gesture as part of its welfare programme.

Responding, the widow of the late Commissioner, Mrs. Nkoyo Sunday Ekpo, expressed deep appreciation to the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Comrade Ini Ememobong and the entire Ministry for always identifying with the family and emphasized that, the cash gift will be judiciously utilised for the purpose it is meant for.

Accompanying the Director of Public Relations on the visit were; the Head of Planning, Research and Statistics, PRS, Mr. Peter Antai among others.

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