Akwa Ibom state government has approved a Single Revenue Account for all monies collected by Ministries, Departments and Agencies, MDAs in the State.
It has also approved the immediate connection of remaining communities in the area into the national grid; instituted a monthly environmental sanitation exercise, as well as a review of the state health care laws.
Commissioner for Information and Communications, Mr. Aniekan Umanh, who briefed journalists yesterday said this was part of the decisions reached by the State Executive Council meeting in Uyo presided by Governor Udom Emmanuel on Wednesday.
Umana explained that the decision to operate a single revenue account was to ensure effective monitoring and efficient management of monies collected on behalf of the State Government.
The commissioner also disclosed that Council has also directed the Ministry of Rural Development to “immediately determine the number of villages yet to be connected to the national grid for urgent action,” to enable them benefit from the 18-hour daily electricity supply already achieved by the state.
To ensure cleanliness of the environment and develop the consciousness of the citizenry on the maintenance of sound environmental habits he said that the SEC also approved a statewide environmental sanitation exercise for the last Saturday of this month and which would be authorized from time to time.
The Governor-in-Council, according to the Commissioner has directed the Ministry of Special Duties to ensure daily sanitation and environmental cleanliness within and around the Ibom International Airport, being a major gateway to the State.
Umana disclosed that the Ministry of Health was directed to review the healthcare laws in the State, with a view to bringing them to acceptable global standards which according to him was necessitated by a report on the gaps in the healthcare delivery system in the State.
The Ministry of Environment was also directed by Council, to formulate grading standards for billboard structures across the State in order to enhance aesthetics, according to the grades each road would fall within.