Akwa Ibom: Eno reads riot act to trespassers of 82-hectare government land 

The Akwa Ibom state governor, Pastor Umo Eno, Wednesday ordered immediate reclamation of all trespassed portions of the 82- hectare landed property acquired for the Ibom Tropicana Entertainment Centre.

He has also moved to complete the moribund and uncompleted parts of the facility.

The governor gave the order while undertaking an inspection tour of the theme park, the 14-storey Tropicana hotel building and the 5000 – capacity conference facility at the Ibom Tropicana Entertainment Centre, Udo Udoma Avenue in Uyo.

He had earlier held a re-evaluation meeting with major contractors on the project and said the visit was informed by his resolve to attend to critical infrastructure that have potentials to grow the state’s economy.

He added that his drive to reclaim the facility was also in furtherance of his pledge to complete uncompleted projects initiated by previous administrations and make them functional.

“We have resolved to put the past behind us. We have structures on ground and what I’m doing now is to see all  the vision, what it was all about, how we can link them together and how we can revive it. This can give several thousands of jobs to Akwa Ibomites.

“We’ve been trying to create a theme park at the Udo Udoma Cenotaph, but seeing what we have here, why do I need to duplicate? Why do I have to start something new when we have something here we can build on?” he asked.