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A’Ibom Sets Up Committee To Drive Ibaka Deep Seaport Project

Posted: Jun 8, 2015 at 12:01 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Idongesit Ashameri, Uyo

The Akwa Ibom State Governor, Mr. Udom Emmanuel has approved the constitution of a 10-member Technical Committee to work towards the realization of the vision behind the Ibaka Deep Seaport project, with Mrs. Mfon Usoro, a one-time Director-General of Nigeria Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) as Chairman.

Udom Emmanuel

Udom Emmanuel

The members are Dr. Emmanuel Ekuwem, Mr. Chidi Izuwah, Mr. Idongesit Udofa, Engr. Ekong Umo-Otong, Rear Admiral Francis Akpan, Barr. Aniekan Ukpanah, Mr. Charles Udonwah, Mrs. Akon Eyakenyi and Engr. Etido Inyang.

A press release issued in Uyo over the weekend by Ekerete Udoh, Senior Special Assistant (Media)/Chief Press Secretary to the Governor says terms of Reference are to work on different phases of the project and to ensure it is delivered on time and the committee will report directly to the Governor.

The governor has therefore congratulated members of the committee on their appointment, saying he expects them to bring to bear their various technical layers of competence in the discharge of their responsibility.

In another development,  Akwa Ibom Government has warned certain persons said to have been extorting money from unsuspecting members of the public on the pretext of giving them employment in the civil or public service.

A press release signed by Ekerete Udoh, alerts that the State Government has not appointed any person, agent or proxy to collect money from people for the purpose of recruitment of persons into any position in the civil or public service.

“The government hereby warns people who are in the habit of extorting money from innocent persons to desist from such as government will not condone such act’’, Mr. Udoh stated.

He, therefore, advised members of the public to report such unscrupulous persons to law enforcement agents to ensure they are made to face the full wrath of the law.

Meanwhile, Mr. Udoh said the government has directed developers and owners of petrol filling stations located in residential areas of Uyo, Akwa Ibom capital to produce approval by Uyo Capital City Development Authority (UCCDA) within 14 days from Friday, June 5, 2015, saying “Failure to do so will result in the demolition of such filling stations by the government”.