The serene village of Abak Local Government Area was on Friday thrown into huge ecstasy as the Governor Udom Emmanuel‘s Divine Mandate Community Service train anchored in the area.
Thrilled by the visit, the visibly elated crowd of men, women and youths who gathered at the Independence Hall premises, expressed appreciation to the Governor for having their interest at heart and for choosing Mr Moses Ekpo as his running mate in the 2019 re-election.
They also thanked Governor Emmanuel for not playing politics with development and his industrialization drive in the state, which they said has taken the state from a prominently civil service status to an industrial hub.
According to them, since the Governor assumed office in 2015, there has been relative peace in Akwa Ibom State, as they no longer witness kidnapping, assassination, armed robbery, militancy and other criminal vices.
Abak people were full of praises to the Governor for not deceiving them like the immediate past administration did by promising to establish industries across the 31 local government areas of the state and could not even boast of a single industry in eight years in office, but the present administration has, in just three years, established about ten industries.
They also thanked the Governor for the good road networks across the state, and enumerated the industries one of which is the fertilizer blending include the Flour Mill, Metering Solutions Manufacturing Service Limited, Jubilee Syringe Manufacturing Company, Akwa Prime Hatchery, Electric Meter Factory, as well as the Akwa Ibom Enterprise and Employment Scheme (AKEES) Mini Industrial Park which houses the Plastic Factory, Pencil Factory, Toothpick Factory, Bamboo Pulp, Artisan Training Centre and the Paper Factory, with products which command both local and global patronage, thereby creating employment opportunities for unemployed graduates in the state.
Speaking at the event were Chairman of Abak Youth Caucus, Ben Ebong Otu; Mr Ikemesit Ayara; and the Dakkada Coordinator in Abak, Mr Ubong John.
Governor’s aides who took the gesture to the people include Essien Ndueso, Solomon Eyo and Uwemedimoh Umanah.
Divine Mandate Community Service is the Governor’s initiative to touch the lives of the citizens at the grassroots with the distribution of edible food items. It has visited Eket, Etinan, and Abak took turn today.