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How Governor Udom Emmanuel Prioritizes Education in Akwa Ibom - By Uduak Umo

Comm of Info & Strategy, Aides of Governor Udom with Students of State College Education in Akwa Ibom is still free and compulsory at basic level. Despite the severe loss in revenue, resulting in drastic cuts in Government spending; the Government of Mr Udom Emmanuel spends over 600 million naira paying for WAEC fees yearly. During the ongoing Open Governance Tour, on Day4, earlier Tuesday, journalists and other media practitioners, led by the Commissioner of Information and Strategy, Mr Charles Udoh, were able to witness first hand the progress being recorded in the Education sector in the state. The entourage, which included other aides of the Governor, went to three secondary schools in the three senatorial districts of the state: Cornelia Connelly College (CCC) Uyo; Government Secondary School, Afaha Uqua, Eket and State College, Ikot Ekpene. Nigeria is officially and practically in a season of vastly inclusive economic failure. Elsewhere in the country, parents find it ha

The Miracle of 22 Non-native Crops Growing in Akwa Ibom State

By Uduak Umo -           How AKEES Challenged the Impossible -           The Mathematics of Making 33M with 17M on 10 Hectares Our fathers grew melon on our soil; we called it ‘ikon’ and another specie called ‘ndise’ in Ibibio. They grew wild cucumber called ‘ukpok’- the shell became palm wine cups when dried and the entrails used as sponge, dried. But for decades since “Oil and Gas” we have believed that high value vegetables CANNOT grow on Akwa Ibom soil. And then came AKEES. In his determination to achieve his agenda of Job Creation in Akwa Ibom State, Governor Udom Emmanuel established the Akwa Ibom Enterprise and Employment Scheme, AKEES, led by his SSA on Technical Matters and Due Process, Elder Ufot Ebong. Courtesy of this initiative, up to 22 crops that, previously, had been tested by several individual farmers and considered impossible to grow on Akwa Ibom soil; these vegetables are yielding everything from fruits to roots, to leaves, to revenue, to jobs. I


Ekpo Masquerade Is it just desperation giving birth to ingenuity, or did Ekpo masquerades misinterpret the suggestion for Nigeria to make money through masquerades, made by Information Minister, Lai Mohammed? Well, Mr Lai, armed robbers have begun to wear the masquerade attire during operations; at least in Akwa Ibom. I almost fell victim two months ago along the new Uyo-Abak dual carriage road. It was 9pm and I was on like 100 km/h heading to Abak. The street lights are powered by solar, but they're pretty week in radiance, and, as is the case on every lit street in Nigeria, some of the bulbs are fake and dead. Hence there are  whole sections on this very road unlit. There was one crawling bus ahead of me and there was a dark area just ahead of him. There was like a stranded passenger bus backing the traffic on the right, with maybe two people hiding - I thought - behind. They chose a small stretch of the road where there's no houses.  As the driver ahead


GOVERNMENT OF AKWA IBOM STATE JOB OPPORTUNITIES In our determined effort to rapidly industrialize our state, and create employment opportunities as part of our poverty reduction policy, the Government of Akwa Ibom State announces vacancies to fill positions in the metering company located in Onna local Government Area, which will soon go into operations. While these positions are open to all qualified candidates, preference will be given to candidates of Akwa Ibom State extraction. All applications should be sent to: Bureau of Technical Matters and Due Process, Plot 7 G-line, Ewet Housing Estate, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State. Email: Tel: 09025704438 1. Management Operation: Project Director (After Sales Installation) Employment Type:Permanent Age:Min 40 years Minimum Qualification: Graduate Engineer (Probably Electrical). Alternatively Graduate Mechanical Engineer with relevant experience acceptable. Minimum Experience: (i) 15 years in a lea

LANDS IN UYO NOW SELLING AT N575K (SEE SLIDES) - Payable Through 12 Months

[REAL ESTATE] Weeks back, we posted messages on low cost lands selling in Uyo at N500k, and payable through 15 months. Following the advertorials, the lands sold out. But, good news, there is a second phase and it's selling now. The location may be disclosed when an interested buyer contacts us via calls 08027675065 (official hours only) or by SMS via the same contact. But it is NOT in the city centre, yet still in Uyo metropolis, between Aka Road and Abak road. For this phase, each 500 square meter goes originally for N700,000. However, there is provision for prospects buying via our referral to get it at N550,000, following payment of N25,000 consultancy fee and registration (both non refundable), and an initial deposit of N100,000; any interested individual can pay up through 12 months. Seize on this opportunity and do not foot-drag till this also sells out. Thank you Jabborro PR


[ENERGY] Dead Bus Equipment, Ibom Power Company More than once in the 13 months of the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari, electricity generation has fallen in Nigeria from 5000MW to 0.0MW. Seeing the political issues that lead to these crises are yet to be resolved, there's every likelihood of a recurrence. But, Akwa Ibom State will not be affected next it happens. Although all states in the federation statutorily get served from the national grid, The ima ge shows the dead bus system that isolates Akwa Ibom State from the nation when the national grid fails. In such times, the State becomes an island of electricity.   It was approved for the state owned power generating corporation, Ibom Power Company, IPC, by the Udom Emmanuel led Government, along with other interventions in the energy distribution sector. The IPC managing director, Dr Victor Udoh had touted it to the state in 2015, in a time it seemed commendations for the Governor were merely sy


Essien Ndueso, SA to Gov Udom Emmanuel on Media [News] A Special Assistant to the Akwa Ibom state Governor, Mr Essien Ndueso has warned that despite the presence of the Freedom of Information law, professionals should always endeavour to be guided by the ethical codes of their profession, adding that it was a responsibility on the path of the journalists to maintain professional conduct at all times so as to escape litigation for abuses. In a paper at the 2016 celebration by the Akwa Ibom State Polytechnic, Ikot Ekpene Chapter of the Association of Mass Communication Students (AMASCOS), the governor's aide lamented that despite being empowered by the law, some journalists in the State fail to take the pains and cross check details of government transactions before bringing same to the public domain. Mr Ndueso who spoke on the theme, “Freedom of Information Law: Matters Arising,” told students that the law has granted journalist and everyone in general access to p