Akwa Ibom State Governor, Mr. Udom Emmanuel, has urged the NDDC to complete the power transmission line from Ikot-Abasi through Ikparakwa by linking it to Alaoji Power Station in Aba.
Speaking to a delegation of the Commission’s directors, led by the Interim Administrator, Mr. Efiong Akwa, which paid him a courtesy visit at the Government House, Uyo, Governor Emmanuel said that it was important for the Commission to concentrate on completing important projects that would impact on thrives of the people of the Niger Delta region.
Governor Emmanuel stated that the power line would ease a lot of power problems in the Niger Delta region, adding: “It will help us to evacuate a whole lot of power from Ibom Power Station to the National grid and that will help the entire region.”
He thanked the NDDC for donating six waste disposal trucks and bins to assist the state in maintaining a clean environment, adding: ”We appreciate that support because I believe that cleanliness is next to godliness.”
The Interim Administrator, while presenting keys to the six waste disposal trucks to Governor Emmanuel, stated that it was part of the Commission’s effort to improve waste management in the Niger Delta region.
He revealed that the Commission had donated six such trucks to Rivers State and would do sane to the remaining member states. He said: “This is part of our determination to partner with State Governments and all stakeholders to ensure that we facilitate overall regional development.”
He added: “I hope these trucks will assist the Akwa Ibom State Government in its efforts to improve the sanitary conditions in the state, as well as maintain its status as the cleanest state in Nigeria.”