1st anniversary: Eno vows to revamp abandoned Tropicana resort in Akwa Ibom

Governor Umo Eno of Akwa Ibom has pledged to complete the abandoned Tropicana resort to boost the economy of the state.

The governor, who stated this during the First Anniversary of his Inauguration at the Uyo Township Stadium on Wednesday in Uyo, assured of continuation of work at the Dakkada Luxury Estate to provide a good hospitality to the visitors of the state.

“We will continue work at the Dakkada Luxury Estate as well as revisit knotty issues surrounding the Tropicana Hotel with the view to actualising the vision of that hotel for the full benefit of the State,” he said.

He stressed that his policy thrust within one year in office has touched lives and helped bring governance closer to the people and in the process connect the dots of growth and development between the urban and rural communities.

Eno said his administration has constructed access roads in the rural communities, adding that some of which until now were cut off completely from their contiguous communities.

He said, “We have embarked on the construction of modern two-bedroom houses under our Arise Compassionate Homes scheme for the poorest and the neediest, thirty-six of which have now been completed, and the first was handed over last week in Ibiono Ibom to the beneficiary, we hope to construct 400 units before the end of our First Term in Office.

“We have completed 236 two-bedroom units named “Grace Estate”, and I have just approved the balance of 264 bringing the total number to be constructed with the same facility to 500. 150 of these units are to be given free to civil servants from grade levels 1-8 through raffle draw

“We have commenced the payment of fifty thousand Naira monthly to our elders in all the 369 wards in the State, through our Arise Initiative for the Elderly, adopted from the pet project The Renewed Hope Initiative of Her Excellency, the First Lady of Nigeria, Distinguished Senator Oluremi Tinubu CON.

“We have paid 18.2 billion Naira in gratuities to the retired State, civil servants, retired primary school teachers and retired local government workers as well as our conscious efforts to lift people from poverty through our AK-Cares initiative”.

He assured that under his administration, Industrial Park will come alive with activation of different industries and provision of basic amenities.

The governor stressed to that his administration will remain committed to creating an enabling environment for businesses to thrive, hinting that the state has already attracted investments with massive income and employment potentials. 

“Our State is ready for investors and we will continue to provide the enabling environment for business to thrive. We invite our diasporan citizens to partner with us in this effort. Our Industrial Park stands ready to lead in this drive,” he said.