By Ikora Ayungbe, Uyo
Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom state executed 1,954 direct labour intervention projects across the state within his first tenure. The statistics is contained in an interim report submitted to the governor by the chairman, adhoc committee on Project Monitoring and Verification, Mr. Ephraim Inyangeyen, during a meeting with at the Government House, Uyo.
Governor Emmanuel expressed appreciation to the committee for their commitment and for the completion of the verification exercise on time. He assured that the report would be one of the working documents in his second tenure in office.
“Let me thank you people for the extent of work done, and be rest assured that recommendations in this will be well implemented.”
He reiterated his determination to sustain transparency in his administration and thanked the committee for job well done.
Governor Emmanuel, however, directed the committee to make the final report available to the public for their scrutiny.
“This alone will show our commitment, our passion, and, by the Grace of God, what we are meant to do in another 4 years as we settle down.
“The balance of this report should be ready, latest June 30, whether you are in office or out of office. I should get the final copy of all the reports with all the attached documents.”
Earlier, chairman of the Committee, Mr. Ephraim Inyangeyen, expressed appreciation to the governor for finding them worthy of the assigned responsibility. He said that two weeks was the dateline for the verification exercise.