On May 29th 2015 when Deacon Udom Emmanuel was sworn in as the Executive Governor of AkwaIbom State, he promised to transform Akwa Ibom into a destination of choice. Two years on, he has been able to prove that despite the current economic recession much can still be achieved.
According to the Caretaker Chairman of Eket/ ALGON Chairman, Akwa Ibom State, during a brief with press men, he asserted that within the past two years, Akwa Ibom has witnessed a revolution in industrialization, agriculture, road infrastructural network, education, etc and Eket is not left out.
He stated that during the campaign tour of His Excellency, Decon. Udom Emmanuel in 2014; then as a governorship candidate of the PDP, he assured Eket people that before the end of his first four years in office, those who had left Eket for this period of time will miss their way on arrival.
“Today, visitors can attest to the fact that Gov. Udom Emmanuel has kept to his promises by providing dividends of democracy to the people of Eket L.G.A.” Frank stated.
He reiterated that Eket Local Government that had long been neglected since the inception of democracy in 1999 is experiencing a facelift that Eket generations unborn will come to appreciate Gov. Udom Emmanuel even in absentia.
Hon. Frank said that Governor Emmanuel’s promise fulfillment to Eket people is proven in the commissioning of Eket-Ibeno road and has also signposted his desire to give Eket its rightful place in the comity of states.
“It should be noted that the Eket-Ibeno road was one of the first project that Deacon Udom Emmanuel initiated on assumption of office in 2015 and today it is completed, the ongoing remodeling of Eket Urban i.e.Atabong, Idua, Etebi, Asang, Gracebill, Hospital road with an underground/surface storm drainage system meant to mitigate the challenge of flooding in Eket metropolis, which has attained 70% completion of the phase 1 is alsoanother prove that Eket’s development is Governor Udom’s priority” – Archibong stated
He enjoined all to support and emulate the kind gesture of the Governor so he could do more