Monday Eyo Hails Gov Emmanuel For Appointing Orman Esin
By Prince Bassey
The Honourable member representing Uyo State Constituency at the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly (AKHA), Hon. Monday Eyo Okon, has applauded Governor Udom Emmanuel for appointing Hon. Orman Esin as Commissioner for Transport and Petroleum Resources.
He made the commendation on Monday while briefing newsmen on the controversy trailing the reconstitution of the Compliance and Monitoring Unit of the Akwa Ibom Ministry of Transport and Petroleum Resources, saying that Mr Esin is a man with the capacity and pedigree to turn things around in the transport sector.
Hon. Monday Eyo faulted spate of media reports that Uyo Constituency has been sidelined in the scheme of things at the Ministry and explained that the Ministry has given priority to indigenes of the area with the appointment of Mr Maurice Edet and Mr Imo Udo as Chairman and Vice Chairman respectively in the Compliance and Monitoring Unit.
He also hinted that Uyo Local Government Area has four other indigent natives as members in the 12-man Monitoring Unit.
“I’m advising the people of Uyo to embrace peace. The Honourable Commissioner is a grassroot politician. Those who have grievances should channel same to me instead of causing chaos. Uyo people are not troublemakers.”
On the purported shutdown of the Ministry’s Office Annex, hitherto Akwa Ibom Transport Corporation (AKTC) Terminal along Ikot Ekpene Road with injunction last Friday by the host community demanding for financial compensation from the Government for establishing the office in their community without due consultation, the Assemblyman said the community had disassociated itself from the evil action.
He maintained that Uyo people are peaceful, and attributed the action to mischief makers who are out to frustrate the efforts of government in developing the state.
On the petitions received by the House of Assembly against the Ministry, he averred: “It is the duty of the House of Assembly Committee to investigate petitions against any Ministry, Agency or Parastatal of government.
“Petitions don’t mean you’re guilty, we have to do our job. That’s why we are called the Peoples Assembly. I believe the reforms by the Honourable Commissioner is in the interest of Akwa Ibom people”.