On the 29th of May 2022, Governor Emmanuel Udom’s administration will clock seven years in office. Within this period, he has brought his vast wealth of private sector experience to bear on the management of the resources of Akwa Ibom state. With the Five-Point Agenda of his first term and the Completion Agenda of his second term as blueprint, his pragmatic leadership approach and aendant enviable results have evoked admiration from a wide spectrum of stakeholders, analysts and observers.
In this edition of
? Akwa Ibom State Ministry of Information and Strategy, serves you a brief of some of the milestones that have stood Governor Udom Emmanuel in good stead with unbiased observers, analysts and stakeholders in the Akwa Ibom, nay Nigerian project. Irrespective of their ethnic, religious or political alienation, they are united in their conclusion that Mr. Emmanuel possesses the poise, acumen and reach to help Nigeria overcome the socio-economic and political challenges facing her.Below are some pictorial representation of his achievements Wetin Udom Don Do
INDUSTRIALIZATION The Udom administration embarked on massive industrilization of Akwa IbomSt. Gabriel Coconut Oil Factory, Mkpat Enin
Syringe Manufacturing Factory (Largest in Africa), Onna
Electric Digital Metering Solutions Manufacturing Factory, Onna
Pencil Factory, Itu
Toothpick Factory, Itu
Plastic Factory, Itu
Resuscitation of Ibom Paints Limited (former Peacock Paints Industry), Etinan
Feilizer Blending Factory, Abak
Oil Palm Depot, Ibesikpo Asutan
Ufaini Palm Kernel Crushing Plant, Ukanafun ●Flour Mill, Onna
Rice Mill, Ini
Cassava Processing Mill, IkotEkang, Abak
Cassava Processing Mill, IkotOkudom, Eket ●Cassava Processing Mill, Ibesikpo Asutan ●Palm Oil Processing Plant, Essien Udim ●Plywood & Timber Factory, Onna
Rice Mill, Ibiono Ibom
Tissue Paper Production Factory, Itu
Noin Shipyard, Oruk Anam
Petrochemical Plant, Eastern Obolo (Ongoing) ●Ibom Deep Seapo (Ongoing)
Ibom Industrial Park/Jey (Ongoing) ●BUA Renery, Ibeno (Ongoing)
Starch Manufacturing Company, OrukAnam (Ongoing)
Automobile Assembly Manufacturing Plant, Itu (Ongoing)
Construction of Taxiway at Victor Aah International Airpo
Full upgrade of Aiield Lighting System at Victor Aah International Airpo
Construction of Commercial building at Victor Aah International Airpo
Incorporation of Ibom Airline and acquisition of 5 CRJ Bombardier Jets and 2 Airbus A220-300 Series aircra for operations. .
Remodelling of Depaure Hall of Victor Aah International Airpo.
Construction of the Main Terminal Building of Victor Aah International Airpo (Ongoing) ●Construction of private hangar for State aircra ●Construction of VIP Terminal Road, Cars/Apron and drain at the Victor Aah International Airpo ●Signing of MoU for the acquisition of 10 additional airbus for Ibom Air
Security perimeter fencing at Victor Aah International Airpo
Ongoing Construction of New Terminal Building
O n A g r i c u l t u r e a n d F o o d Sufciency
Massive cultivation of Coconut across the State
Massive cultivation of Cocoa in Ini,
Obot Akara and Essien Udim LGAs
2 M i l l i o n i m p ro v e d Co c o a seedlings raised and distributed to farmers
Registration of 2,318 farmer cooperatives and groups, made up of 49,318 farmers, for the Rice Anchor Borrower Scheme
450 youths trained on cocoa maintenance
Massive Rice cultivation in Ini and IbionoIbom LGAs
Construction of 10 No. Vegetable Green Houses
Cultivation of Onions at Ebighi
Anwa in Okobo LGA and at the Vegetable Green House
Establishment of hybrid rubber nursery at Ebighi Anwa in Okobo LGA, in partnership with Rubber Research Institute of Nigeria .
Raising of over 20,000 Oil Palm Seedlings in nurseries for farmers.
Massive cultivation of cassava in 15 LGAs (FADAMA)
Distribution of 54,538,100 kg of Maize seedlings to farmers.
●I n s t a l l a t i o n o f M a i z e Preservation/Shelling Machine at NungUdoe, Ibesikpo Asutan LGA
Construction of Cassava Micro Processing Mills across the State.
●Establishment of Rice processing Mills at 4 locations in the State.
●Training of 360 youths in Israel on various agricultural enterprises .
G o a t M u l t i p l i c a t i o n a n d Vaccination programme
School Farm Reviving Campaign across the State.
Distribution of farm implements and agro chemicals to schools and groups in the State.
Establishment of Fish Processing Factories in Ibeno and Mbo LGAs ●Procurement of feilizers for farmers in the state
E s t a bl i s h m e nt of O i l Pa l m Processing Factories across the state.
Establishment of Agricultural Equipment Hiring Enterprise Centre and acquisition of Tractors with accessories.
10 Metric Tons cocoa fermentation and drying plant at Ananammong, Ini LGA .
HUMAN CAPITAL DEVELOPMENT
Training of 3000 youths on Oil and Gas
Training and ceication of over 500 young entrepreneurs in business communication and related areas, through My E n t r e p r e n e u r s h i p G o a l Programme (MEGP)
Training of 2050 Akwa Ibom youths in Web Development and Visual designing.
Training of 200 Akwa Ibom youths in Oracle, and another 200 on Micro Works to enable them source for jobs online.
Training of 2,234 basic school administrators on Covid-19 prevention protocols.
Training of 850 Teachers and 150 Head teachers (1000 teaching sta) on Jolly Phonics
Conversion of former Technical College Ikot Ada Idem to a state
of-the-a Entrepreneurial and Skill acquisition Centre.
Training and refresher course for 20 Biomedical Engineers (for m a i nt e n a n c e of h o s p it a l equipment in the state
Training and Ceication of 100 Doctors and Nurses in Basic L i v e s S u p p o ( B L S ) a n d Advanced Cardiac Life Suppo ( A C L S ) , w i t h m e d i c a l emergency training expes from the US.
Training of over 40,000 Akwa Ibom youths in various skills including solar installation, ICT and agro based ventures.
Training and re-training of dierent categories of Civil Servants in the state.
Training of farmers on vegetable production
Training of Animal Scientists on
G o a t M u lti p l i c a ti o n a n d insemination programme in South Africa
Training of 30 First Responders on Gender Based Violence response and data management ●Sponsorship of two teams in the Nigerian Premier League, and other teams in the nation’s league, including Ibom Angels and Ibom Youth FC.
Sponsorship of youths to u nde rgo fore ign tra i n i ng programmes in specialised welding and other engineering elds in the USA
●Yo u t h E m p o w e r m e n t i n Agribusiness Program for 50 Akwa Ibom Youths
Construction of 21 Storey Smart Building (Dakkada Tower)at thr central Business district Uyo.
(Photo speaks in the picture ,Governor Udom Emmanuel (3rd Right) and Wife, Maha (2nd Right), Inspector General of Police, Alkali Usman (2nd Le), Speaker, Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly, Hon. Aniekan Bassey (right), and the Paramount Ruler of Onna, HRM, Edidem Raymond Inyang (Le), during the Inauguration of the Special Protection Unit Base 27, Awa Iman, Onna LGA, Akwa Ibom State on Wednesday, 19th January, 2022 Patrol vehicles Administrative and residential buildings )
Logistic support to security agencies to ensure security in the State
Provision of 22 Patrol vehicles to the Nigeria Police Force, Akwa Ibom State Command.
Provision of 30 Hilux patrol vehicles to the Nigeria Police Force, Akwa Ibom State Command and other security agencies.
State militancy reformatory programme with 400 ex-militants as 1st batch
Restoration of normalcy in troubled Local Government Areas e.g Ika, Ukanafun, Etim Ekpo and Essien Udim LGAs.
Construction and donation of facilities, including Administrative and Residential buildings, 15 Patrol Vehicles for the Special Protection Unit, Base 27, Nigeria Police Force, Onna
Hilux patrol vehicles donated to the Nigeria Police Force, Akwa Ibom State Command
SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISES
Provision of over N2bn interest free loan for small scale entrepreneurs and traders
Implementation of Ibom Enterprises Development Schemes (IBEDS) for empowerment of Entrepreneurs in the State
Establishment of Akwa Ibom Enterprise and Employment Scheme (AKEES) that is promoting: entrepreneurship in the State.
Provision of shing equipment to groups in coastal communities
Construction of model Skill Development Centre at Ikot Akpan Ndua, Ibesikpo Asutan LGA for training of youths and women in specialized skills.
Provision of Food Processing Equipment and Agricultural inputs to co-operative groups through Akwa Ibom State Life Enhancement Agency. ●Seing up of the Micro Enterprise and Development Agency by enacting the Akwa Ibom Micro Enterprise and Development Agency Law (AKMEDA) ●Vocational training of youths in various sectors including agriculture, power and SMEs.
Empowerment of women, youths, and elders throug
Inter-ministerial Direct Labour jobs.
Registration of 3,458 Cooperative Societies and Development Associations between 2015 and 2018. ●Empowerment of over 60 Cooperative Societies across the 31 Local government areas.
Training and ceication of over 500 young entrepreneurs in business communication and other related areas.
Engagement and empowerment of 150 young farmers in Ibom Community Farm.
Free registration and positioning of businesses in the state to gain access to grants and loans from CBN and other nancial institution
Quaerly presentation of basic business tools and equipments to the My Entrepreneurship Goals Programme (MEGP).
Provision Interest-free loans to youths.
Provision of grants to over 300 widows to boost their businesses.
CULTURE AND TOURISM
Hosted Usoro Uso As and Cras Exhibition- an
exhibition of Contemporary Nigerian As and
Hosted the 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2021
Editions of Akwa Ibom State Christmas Carol
Hosted the 29th Edition of the National Festival of
As and Culture in Uyo
Hosted Orange September Celebration.
Hosted Ukapisua Street Groove and Ibeno Mega
Beach Fiesta in 2017
Successful operation of Ibom Icon Hotel and Golf
SPORTS Suppoing Akwa United FC to win Nigeria’s FA Cup (AITEO) in 2015 & 2017.
Suppoing Ibom Angels FC to emerge runner-up of 2017 & 2018 Nigeria’s female FA Cup.
Suppoing Akwa United FC to win the 2020/2021 NPFL for the rst time.
Organisation of the rst, and second Youth Spos Festivals.
Akwa United Fc celebrating after winning 2020/2021 NPFL Cup Akwa United Fc celebrating after winning 2017 aiteo Cup
SOCIALWELFARE Implementation of Child’s Right Law in the state ●Care for over 1,500 orphans and less privileged children in ve Government Homes.
Donation of over 200 Wheel Chairs and 100 special writing desks to persons with disabilities in secondary schools and teiary institutions. ●Training of Rural Women on digitalization ●Evacuation and integration of street children in the homes
Sponsorship of 174 Widows on Christian Pilgrimage ●Provision of Braille Machines, laptops with jaws to visually impaired undergraduate students ●Establishment of Gender Based Violence Protection and Response Centre
Training of 20 visually impaired persons in dierent skills at the Nigerian Farm Cra Centre, Lagos. ●Suppo to over 3000 multiple bih families.
Through Maha’s PregnaCare outreach, over 2500 pregnant women have beneed from free medical care, counselling, screenings, diagnosis, treatment, maternity kits and cash gis.
Over 5000 people have undergone medical surgeries under free medical Outreach.
Built and furnished houses for over 60 indigent families through FEYReP.