Akwa Ibom At 35: Governor Emmanuel Announces Novel City Bus Services
The Akwa Ibom State Government has announced plans for a month-long celebration to mark the thirty-fifth anniversary of the state creation, with the theme, “Moving Forward”.
The Governor Udom Emmanuel-led administration says the celebration will herald the launch of a novel bus service scheme for the state, Ibom City Bus Service, as well as the reviewed edition of Akwa Ibom State Public Service Rules.
These were parts of resolutions reached in the State Executive Council meeting held Friday, August 26, at Government House, Uyo.
The Commissioner for Environment and Solid Minerals, Sir Charles Udoh, made these known while briefing Government House correspondents at the close of the meeting.
According to him, the Governor-in-Council has given approval for the commencement of a process for the establishment of Ibom City Bus Service, adding that details will be communicated duly to get the public acquainted with the development.
On the new Public Service Rules, the Commissioner said, “the final draft of the Akwa Ibom State Public Service Rules, 2022 edition was approved by Council for gazetting and use in the State Public Service”.
This, he said, was after a thorough review by the Executive Council, considering the importance of the document.
Explaining further, Mr. Udoh stressed that, besides the significance of the 35th Anniversary in the story of the State’s maturity, it was befitting to roll out all drum to celebrate the last anniversary with Governor Udom Emmanuel at the helms of affairs in the state, affirming that it will be a month-long event, with inputs from the various state government agencies.
Mr. Charles Udoh also affirmed the receipt of report from the White Paper Implementation Committee on the civil disturbance between the Ikot Akpan Udo village in Ikot Abasi and Amasaba community in Eastern Obolo and made necessary recommendations on the next steps to be taken.