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Akwa Ibom Govt. Adopts One Project Per Local Government Initiative, as Palliatives Committee Submits Report

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Akwa Ibom Government has adopted a One Project Per Local Government Initiative to create job opportunities, reinvigorate the economy, and increase cash flow within the rural communities.

Governor Umo Eno who stated this yesterday at Government House when he received the report of the Palliatives Committee set up by his government to work out modalities to cushion the effects of fuel subsidy removal on residents of the State, stressed that the projects would be handled by indigent contractors from the respective local government areas who in turn, are to recruit the locals to work.

The Governor tasked Local Government Chairmen to liaise with the State Executive Council to identify peculiar areas of need to be favoured by the initiative, urging the council areas to donate lands for the planned agricultural revolution by the state government.

He affirmed that the Committee’s report, at a glance, was familiar and expected, with most of its recommendations already being part of his administration’s A.R.I.S.E. Agenda and obliged to study the report more closely alongside members of the State Executive Council to enable them to come up with the State Government’s final position and implementation plan.

Secretary to the State Government and Chairman of the Palliatives Committee, Prince Enobong Uwah, enumerated some measures for long and short term recommended by the committee to include the distribution of food items to the poorest of the poor, distribution of seedlings agrochemicals to farmers, a-three-month financial support to civil servants, approval of four working days to civil servants, reduction in cost of daily tickets to transport operators/market women, amongst others.

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