Akwa Ibom State governor, Mr. Udom Emmanuel has charged members of his Executive Council to bond with youths and members of their communities to make them receptive to investors coming into their domain.
The charge was one of the resolutions reached after the State Executive Council met yesterday. Information and Strategy Commissioner, Comrade Ini Emembong who interfaced with journalists, said such directive has become expedient because of the number of investors expected in the State in the next few months.
The governor as well charged his EXCO members to ensure that due diligence is applied in what ever they do in order to produce efficiency, better results and nip errors.
“The Governor, sitting as Chairman-in-Council admonished members to apply diligence in all their official endeavours in order to increase efficiency, produce better results and curb unnecessary errors.
“He intimated that a lot of mega investment activities will birth in the state soonest and directed members to interface with youths and community leaders in their jurisdictions to cooperate with the investors when they arrive. He intimated that these investments will help reduce the unemployment problem in our state”.
The Commissioner explained that the meeting also took a look of the report on COVID-19 as was presented by the Commissioner for Health regarding the state’s preparedness for vaccine reception, adding that, the Health Commissioner was directed to track global performance status and adverse reaction rate of all the vaccines currently being administered.
“Council commended health workers in the state, for their diligence in the fight against the dreaded virus.
“Council was notified of award of projects to the tune of 3Billion Naira to the Akwa Ibom State University, through the intervention of the Governor. The projects are to provide critical infrastructure in the university in line with the strategic development plan of the State Government for the University.
“Education Commissioner presented a comprehensive Scholarship Proposal for Undergraduate and post graduate students. The proposal also created special packages for some professional courses and signposted the need for strategic scholarship awards in the areas of aviation, maritime, science and technology, in view of the opportunities these areas offer and our current comparative advantage.
“After extensive deliberations, Council resolved that the Commissioner for Education should incorporate the suggestions of members and re-present the memo at the next council meeting”.