Browsing: Godswill Akpabio

The letter, with reference number GO/AKS/S.45/86, reads in part: “I, hereby, request for your speedy consideration and approval of the House of my request to borrow $500 million (about N80 billion) from the Standard Chartered Bank International

“I hereby direct the state Commissioner for Housing and Urban Renewal to embark immediately on renovation of buildings in the army barracks, rehabilitation of the volleyball pitch, building of a sports and games hall to be named after the immediate past Commanding Officer of the barracks, who lost his life last year in the Dana Airline crash

Also speaking, Governor Ibrahim Dakwambo of Gombe said NEC gave its blessing to the recommendations of a Sub Committee he headed to review a recent presentation by the Minister of Information Technology, Mobolaji Johnson, on a proposed improved, broadband roadmap for the country, to the effect that telecoms service providers should partner with the Federal Government and state sovernments, to ensure proper harmonization and integration of development projects with ICT infrastructure in the country

Akpabio, who stated this after a thanksgiving service for Lady Ebe at St. Francis Catholic Church, Ikot Edeghe in Mkpat Enin, said it was difficult to allow such an important office to remain vacant following the surprise resignation of the immediate past deputy governor