April 13, 2024

Again, A’Ibom declared cleanest state in Nigeria


Ini Billie, Uyo
Akwa Ibom State has been adjudged the cleanest state in Nigeria for the fifth consecutive time.

This was revealed by the Chairman, State Waste Management and Environmental Protection Agency, Prince Akpan Ikim, when he presented the award to Governor Udom Emmanuel at the State Executive Council (EXCO) meeting in Uyo.

Ikim ascribed the consistent wins to Governor Udom Emmanuel’s untiring support for the agency.

The Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr Ini Ememobong who made this known in a press release signed and available to newsmen said, “The governor congratulated the agency for their diligence and hard work, which has resulted in the state winning the award for five years consecutively”.

Ememobong also stated that at the meeting, Emmanuel tasked members of his EXCO to put in more energy to conclude their ministerial assignments as the administration is winding down.

“Council approved the state’s participation in the State Action on Business Enabling Reforms(SABER). This programme will aid efficiency in land administration and increase efficiency and transparency in government to business services.

“Award of contract for the construction of internal roads in Shelter Afrique Estate, Uyo.

“Council approved a memo to implement the Akwa Ibom State Social Investment and Poverty Alleviation Policy through the Akwa Ibom State Empowerment Programme.

“The HC-Power and Petroleum Development informed council of the award of power distribution license to Ibom Utility Company.

“He assured that with this license, the state’s investment in power will be maximized to the benefit of the people and help the attainment of the power for all aspiration of government.

“HC-Education reported that the state scholarship awards had been concluded and 500 eligible students had received their cheques.

“HC-Health reported that the work at the General Hospitals in Ukanafun and Etim Ekpo have reached advance stages and will soon be commissioned.

“HC -Lands and Water Resources informed Council that the Governor had granted assent to the water Law which was passed by the House of Assembly.

“HC-Labour and Manpower Planning was charged to ensure that Dakkada Skills Acquisition Center, Ikot Ada Idem commences fully within the next two months,” the release stated.

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