#WetinUdomDonDo | An Appraisal of Governor Emmanuel Udom’s Administration In Akwa Ibom State.(PHOTOS).

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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 Wetin Udom Don Do? 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 

 

  • 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 
  • Coconut Rentery 
  • 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 

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.