As Akwa Ibom government plans the celebration of her 34th year anniversary though on a low key, Vice President, Prof Yemi Osibanjo is expected to commission the Dakkada Luxury Estate and the Dakkada Luxury Towers as part of activities to mark the celebration.
The ceremony which commences today would host the number two citizen on Friday, September 24. This was made known by the state Commissioner for Information & Strategy, Mr. Ini Ememobong while briefing journalists in the state on activities slated for the anniversary.
The Commissioner explained that the anniversary celebration would be a low-key premised on the need to adhere to Covid-19 guidelines. The government he said contrary to other times would not declare September 24th as a public holiday or work-free day.
Other events lined up to mark the state’s anniversary celebration according to the State Information commissioner are the commissioning of 2No. 45M span bridges in Obot Akara LGA on Wednesday, September 22, Commissioning of internal roads in Shelter Afrique Estate and Swearing-in of new Paramount Rulers on Thursday, September 23, as well as an interactive media chat with the Governor on Saturday, September 25.
Furthermore, the dualized 25Km Uyo-Ikot Ekpene would be commissioned on Wednesday, October 6, while internal roads in Oron LGA, Udung Uko LGA, and Akwa Ibom State University would be inaugurated on Friday, October 8.
Comrade Ememobong also noted that in furtherance of Governor Emmanuel’s commitment towards improving the quality of healthcare delivery in the state, the remodeled Ikot Ekpene General Hospital would be commissioned on Tuesday, October 26, while an Oil Parm Processing facility will also be inaugurated the same day in Essien Udim LGA.
“On Friday, His Excellency, the Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria will be in Akwa Ibom to inaugurate the Dakkada estate. When he lands at the airport, he will make his first stop at the Dakkada luxury estate to flag that off. The Dakkada estate is designed to provide maximum affordable housing for people.
“When he flags off the Dakkada luxury estate, he would move immediately to the central business district of Uyo and inaugurate the Dakkada Towers. It is a smart intelligent building fitted with the best communication and security gadgets. When he is done with that, his official visit to Akwa Ibom would have come to an end,” he said.