Udom Emmanuel: Growing Akwa Ibom Child Above Intimidation, Inferiority
Gov Udom Emmanuel is empowering every Akwa Ibom child above intimidation and inferiority in all spheres of life with the numerous programmes and facilities put in place to leverage the state above its contemporaries amongst comity of states.
The Commissioner of Information and Strategy, Mr Charles Udoh, who has spared no opportunity at unveiling the landmark achievements of Governor Udom Emmanuel towards reinventing the Akwa Ibom child, said, in all sectors, government has provided numerous opportunities for the Akwa Ibom child to excel and compete favourably with every other child anywhere in the world without fear of intimidation or cowardice.
Speaking at different occasions in his office in Uyo with different visiting groups and also on Comfort Radio 95.1 FM, over the weekend, the Information Boss reiterated that, no Akwa Ibom Child or any Akwa Ibom Team can be intimated outside the state as Governor Udom Emmanuel has exposed them early to the best sports training pitches and best football stadium that competes favourably with any other in the world.
Charles Udoh who emphasized that, Akwa Ibom Child has been given a pride of place in sports added that, having exposed the state children to a healthy competition during the 1st and 2nd Akwa Ibom Youth Sports Festival as well as provide a state-of-the-arts sports centres in schools across the state, Akwa Ibom children have been better equipped to face any challenge in the sports sphere anyway.
On job creation, the Commissioner said, gone are the days when the only forms of employment were the Civil Service or Government or Politics, which were then available businesses for the people mostly school leavers and youths, pointing out that, today, Governor Udom Emmanuel has opened up numerous job creation opportunities for the youths and other interested members of the public with the Foreign Direct Investments attracted to the State.
He said, the dream of Governor Udom Emmanuel is to make Akwa Ibom State a reference point in all sectors hence his commitment at ensuring the execution of enduring road projects, equipping health institutions with state-of –the-arts facilities, putting in place efficient management team and professionals for the Ibom Hotel and Golf Resort and the Specialist hospital as well as training youths on numerous ICT and Digital marketing programmes, among others.
Udoh further said, every Akwa Ibom Child is given an opportunity to have his basic education and first meal ticket with the Free and compulsory Education Policy of Government from the primary to the senior secondary school level including payment of over N600 Million annually as WAEC Fees to Students of the state origin emphasizing that, this policy, together with the Free medicare policy for children 0 -5 years, pregnant women and the aged has greatly leverage financial burden of government workers who have these hitherto financial challenges, taken off their shoulders.
The Information Boss emphasized that, the present government has a human face not playing politics with projects and development but bringing professionalism into bear in all facets of development as both the Governor and his lieutenants are not politicians but mostly professionals in politics, with great sense of integrity, transparency and fear of God.
He said, to ensure that, the people make contributions to governance, a Citizen Centre, christened Udomcares Citizen Centre has been opened for members of the public to send in feedback, reports and comments on any sector or issue bordering the state to assist government in its development plans disclosing that the citizen centre could be reached through sms or whatsapp on phone no 09076173782 or email firstname.lastname@example.org from Monday to Friday between the hours of 9am to 4pm.