…Osinbajo expected for Project Commissioning

In order to aid the successful celebration of Akwa Ibom State 32nd anniversary, a six-man committee has been inaugurated to oversee its planning, organizing and implementation.

The Anniversary which is to take place on September 23, 2019, is to mark the 32nd year of the creation of Akwa Ibom State, by a former Head of State, General Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida.

The Committee, inaugurated on Wednesday, August 4, by the state governor,  Udom Emmanuel, is headed by the Secretary to the State Government, Dr Emmanuel Ekuwem, with the Commissioner for Works, Akparawa Ephraim Inyangeyen as Chairman of the Projects Sub- Committee, while the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Charles Udoh, chairs the Publicity and Programme Sub- Committee.

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Other members of the committee include Commissioner for Development and Ibom Deep Seaport, Mr. Akan Okon; Chairman, Venue Sub-Committee, Commissioner for Environment and Petroleum Resources, Rt Hon. Ekong Sampson; Chairman, Environmental Sub-Committee, while the Mobilization Sub-Committee is headed by the Commissioner for Youth and Sports, Mr. Monday Ebong Uko, among others.

Inaugurating the committee at the Government House, Uyo, Governor Udom Emmanuel said the celebration of this year’s anniversary will commence with the commissioning of several Projects across the State on September 21, 2019 by the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbanjo.

Represented at the occasion by the Secretary to the State Government, Dr. Emmanuel Ekuwem, the governor mentioned some of the projects billed for commissioning by the Vice President to include the Flour Mills, Plywood Industry, Hospitals and the Digital Electrical Power Sub-Station at Ekim in Mkpat Enin Local Government Area.

The State Chief Executive who gave the central theme of the celebration as, “I believe God”, added that the Vice President is also expected to attend and deliver a sermon at the Anniversary Thanksgiving Service on Sunday, September 22, 2019 at the Uyo Township Stadium.

Other items lined up on September 23, according to the Governor are: the inauguration of the new Chairman of the State Council of Chiefs and presentation of certificates of recognition to certified Clan Heads and Village Heads in the State.

He charged members of the Committee to, as usual, discharge their responsibilities assiduously towards the success of the event.