[From INI BILLIE, Uyo]
Akwa Ibom Governor, Mr Udom Emmanuel has directed that all ongoing projects in the state be completed.
Governor Emmanuel, who ordered the immediate resumption of inter-ministerial projects, said all ongoing projects must be qualitative and completed speedily.
To this end, he approved the immediate disbursement of funds to major contractors across the state, adding that work must resume in all sites.
According to a press release signed by the Commissioner of Information and Strategy, Mr Ini Ememobong, on Wednesday after the State Executive Council meeting in Uyo, the governor charged all the Commissioners to be alive to their duties so they can achieve their targets.
He also directed the Commissioner for Education to submit a plan for the commencement of a state-wide scholarship for tertiary education.
The Governor further directed that an ad hoc visitation panel be set up to find solution to the issues surrounding the feud involving the Akwa Ibom State University Labour Unions and the State Government.
“Council directed that Honourable Commissioner for Education should immediately submit a plan for the institution of a state-wide scholarship for tertiary education.
“The report of Government/Akwa Ibom State University-Labour Unions meeting was received. Council directed that an ad hoc visitation panel be set up to find a lasting solution to all matters impeding the smooth running of the institution.
“The Governor directed that the inter-ministerial projects should commence immediately. He charged exco members to be alive to their responsibilities in this year as government must achieve all her targets this year.
“He maintained that projects must be speedily and qualitatively delivered in every sector.
“Council approved the immediate disbursement of funds to Major Contractors across the state and directed the Commissioner for Works and Fire Service to ensure that work commences on all the sites immediately”.
After receiving the remodeling plan for Ibom plaza, presented by the Commissioner for Culture and Tourism, Governor Emmanuel urged the Commissioner to work quickly towards meeting the target.
He also received the report on Akwa Ibom Property Investment Company (APICO), saying the company should be restructured for greater efficiency, and sought for expedited action on the reactivation plan for Akwa Palms Limited.