Akwa Ibom: Gov Eno proposes N845bn budget for 2024 Fiscal Year

APC Group Lauds Gov Eno Over Political Inclusion, Good Governance

A socio political group Advocates for Good Governance and Humanity (Renewed Hope Agenda) has expressed delight with the performance of Governor Umo Eno of Akwa Ibom State describing his desire to work for the success of the state across partisan party lines as legendary.

The group which claimed total allegiance to the All Progressive Party (APC) and President Bola Tinubu made the assertion during a Press conference with journalists on Friday.

According to Hajiya Zainab A.Ibrahim
Director General of the group, “As a good governance driven group, we are delighted to observe that Governor Umo Eno has broken the walls of political party pettiness in his style of leadership.

“Renewed Hope Agenda observes with keen interest that immediately after election, Governor Eno has reached out to all stakeholders in the Nigerian project irrespective of their political parties.

“Such is seen in his smooth relationship with President Bola Tinubu, Senate President Godswill Akpabio and other top APC leaders across Nigeria.

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“In his home State, Akwa Ibom, Governor Umo Eno has ensured that Akwa Ibom people are united even with diverse political backgrounds. In an unprecedented manner, he has a good working relationship with all the political appointees and stakeholders of the State across party lines, a reciprocation of which makes State functions to be attended by members of all political parties.

“Governor Eno although of a different political party from ours, we are compelled to commend him to serve as a spur to other Nigerians occupying political positions.”

They advised other governors in Nigeria to borrow a leaf from Governor Eno for the needed political development of the entire Nigeria. The governor has greatly impressed us.

Speaking on the accomplishments of the governor under 11 months in office, the group said: “It is no mean feat that the administration has already disbursed over N112 billion Naira for road infrastructure since May 2023, funding 39 new road projects and completing old projects.

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“The agricultural revolution in the State is quite impressive. From the Ibom Model Farms project to other food sufficiency and security plans, Akwa Ibom State is closing in on food availability, affordability and accessibility.

“This is complemented by the free food distribution programme that is driven by the novel Bulk Purchase Agency of Governor Umo Eno.

“Rural development is on auto pilot, where the governor is opening up rural communities to attract the needed development to the doorsteps of the people.

“Education is taking centre stage, with model schools springing up, and, some ready for inauguration.

“Youth empowerment and entrepreneurship is receiving adequate attention. N400 million Naira has been approved for disbursement to 800 trainees of the Ibom LED as grant of N500,000 each.

“Meanwhile, the governor has restored smile on the faces of the retirees in the State having approved nearly 20 billion Naira for the payment of gratuities to these retirees. He has approved the increment of pension for pensioners who retired before 2012 to meet up with the current economic realities in the country.

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“Under the Direct Labour Agency, some projects have already been completed, while 19 are ongoing, including the 1 project per local government area initiative of the governor.”