Paramount Rulers in Akwa Ibom state have commended Governor Udom Emmanuel for the judicious application of state resources to deliver quality projects for the state.
Led by the President General of the Akwa Ibom Traditional Rulers Council, His Eminence Ntenyin Solomon Etuk, the royal fathers visited projects locations in Uyo, Nsit Atai, Ibesikpo Asutan, and Uruan local government areas on Thursday.
Projects visited include; Victor Attah International Airport, the Nsit Atai – Okobo dual road project, the 20km Airport Road expansion project, the General Hospital, Ituk Mbang, the International Emergency Response Center and Molecular Laboratory, Ituk Mbang, the 10-lane ring Road in Uyo.
Others are; the Anua Mbak Ishiet Road, the 1km flyover at Ikot Oku Ikono, the Sampson Udo Idiong dual carriageway, the International Worship Center, and the Dakkada Towers.
Speaking at the Anua -Mbak -Ishiet road, the Paramount Ruler of Uruan, Edidem Cosmas Nkanga said his” people were happy that the governor has delivered on the campaign promises to his people.”
This was echoed by the Paramount Ruler of Uyo, Edidem Sylvanus Okon who said Uyo has benefited from that road and several roads during Governor Emmanuel’s tenure which according to him ” warranting a verdict of 99% for the administration.”.
He said that several roads in Uruan have now been constructed to open up rural communities adding that visitors and other traders now access the popular Ishiet market with ease.
At the Victor Attah International Airport Smart Terminal Building almost ready for inauguration, the Commissioner for Special Duties Mr Bassey Okon, and the Project Consultant, Engineer Francis Uwah told the monarchs that the airport was equipped with the best automated and digital facilities found nowhere else in the country.
The Special Assistant to the Governor on Research and Documentation, Mr. Essien Ndueso, who introduced the monarchs to the respective project sites, intimated to the royal fathers that the hospital in Ituk Mbang was among the 13 secondary healthcare facilities provided by the Governor in Akwa Ibom State and added that Governor Emmanuel also constructed several roads and bridges across the State to boost economic activities in the State.
At the Dakkada Towers, the project consultant Engr Francis Uwah led the royal fathers to the top floor of the complex where they prayed and asked God to bless the Governor.
Speaking with reporters, the Chairman of the State Traditional Rulers Council and Paramount Ruler of Nsit Ubium Ntenyin Solomon Etuk said the trip was for them to have first-hand knowledge of projects executed by the Government.
This, he said would enable them to relate more effectively with their subjects on the good intentions of the administration and went on the commend Governor Emmanuel for performing creditably well.
The Secretary of the Traditional Rulers Council, Mr Emmanuel Umontuen represented the Commissioner For Local Government And Chieftaincy Affairs, Mr Frank Archibong.