• We cancelled teachers’ recruitment exercise to ensure probity, accountability – Governor Emmanuel

    We cancelled teachers’ recruitment exercise to ensure probity, accountability – Governor Emmanuel

    Governor Udom Emmanuel has stated that his decision to cancel the last teachers’ recruitment exercise was to ensure probity and accountability.

    Addressing journalists in Uyo on arrival from an official engagement in Abuja, the governor explained that his government decided to cancel the teachers’ recruitment exercise after uncovering the illicit activities of a syndicate that was behind the issuance of fake appointment letters to thousands of unqualified applicants.

    According to him, ‘’my administration was not ready to bow to any sentiments in […]

  • Why I sacked 5,000 teachers – Governor Emmanuel shares reasons

    Why I sacked 5,000 teachers – Governor Emmanuel shares reasons

    Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State says he decided to sack 5,000 teachers because his administration uncovered the illicit activities of a syndicate that was behind the issuance of fake appointment letters to thousands of unqualified applicants.

    He warned that his administration was not ready to bow to sentiments in ensuring that the right decisions were made in the interest of the people of the State.

    Emmanuel, in a statement said after futile attempts to manage the situation, he found it […]

  • Governor Emmanuel decries imposition of outrageous tariff on imported seedling

    Governor Emmanuel decries imposition of outrageous tariff on imported seedling

    Akwa Ibom State Governor, Mr. Udom Emmanuel, has decried imposition of outrageous tariff by the Federal Ministry of Agriculture on importation of crop seedling such as coconut and other crops into the country, saying this hinders sincere commitment to agricultural development.

    Governor Emmanuel who made this known yesterday at Government House, Uyo during a courtesy call on him by the Course 25, Study Team of the National Defence College (NDC), currently on tour of the state said what Nigeria needs more […]

  • Recession won’t limit Nigeria – Governor Emmanuel

    Recession won’t limit Nigeria – Governor Emmanuel

    Akwa Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel, on Tuesday said the recession facing Nigeria will not limit the country.

    He said Nigeria will go beyond the current economic crisis.

    The governor spoke with State House correspondents after meeting with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

    He said: “Everything we do I keep reassuring Nigerians. We want to be together in Nigeria, so whatever we discussed it is in the interest of our citizens. We must make sure we put our heads […]

  • Governor Emmanuel introduces 1-day free ticketing in Akwa Ibom markets

    Governor Emmanuel introduces 1-day free ticketing in Akwa Ibom markets

    Market women and other traders are now to enjoy a one day free ticketing in all markets and trading points across Akwa Ibom.

    Disclosing this, while flagging off the free ticketing day at Akpan Andem market in Uyo, the state capital, the special Assistant to the Governor on Trade and Markets, Mr. Udorenyin Raphael, said that the gesture by the state Governor is to be observed in all markets every Thursday of the week.

    According to him, no fewer than five Hundred […]