Browsing: Godswill Akpabio

The governor acknowledged Umana’s “commitment and dedication to duties as a member of the State Executive Council,” which “contributed immensely to the achievements recorded by my administration,” and ended by wishing the former SSG “every success in all your future endeavours

Already there has arisen a lot of argument in many quarters regarding where the next governor should hail from. Ethnic warlords and political jobbers believe the next occupant of the Hilltop Mansion, as the Akwa Ibom State Government house is known, must come from the Eket Senatorial District. They argue that the district has never produced a governor in Akwa Ibom since the creation of the state about 25 years ago and that it is the turn of the district to produce the governor of the state in 2015

Governor Godswill Akpabio, who stated this on Wednesday during a dinner organised for him by the Indian High Commissioner to Nigeria, Mahesh Sachdev, at his private residence in Maitama, Abuja, directed the state Commissioner of Education, Prof. Atim Antai, to select 150 graduates in the state for the training in India

In a statement by its President, Comrade Musa Elaho, the group said: “Information within the reach of the party revealed that the first step of the scheme to discredit Akpabio and cause a friction between him and the president, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, was taken through the sponsorship of a media report that the Akwa Ibom State governor bungled the peace effort with (Governor Rotimi) Amaechi (of Rivers State) prior to the NGF election, with others bound to follow in the coming days

Akpabio made further clarification on the purported presidential ambition, when in the early hours of Sunday his posters as running mate to Governor Ibrahim Shehu Shema of Katsina State, just like it happened in Abuja last week, flooded some strategic areas of Lagos State such as the Awolowo Road, Airport Road and Medical Road, Ikeja

Highlighting opportunities for small and medium scale investments, Akpabio informed the investors that they have a wide latitude in food and beverages; base metal (including iron and steel); wood and allied steel products; chemical and pharmaceuticals; textile, leather and wearing apparels; electrical and electronics; domestic and industrial plastics foam and rubber; and non-metallic materials