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Monopoly to soon commence operation on new oil rig in A'Ibom



Governor Emmanuel, 25 lawmakers recieve certificate of return from INEC in A'Ibom

Akwa Ibom is now awaiting conclusion of papar formalities to kick start exploration
of recently discovered crude in Uruan local council expanding its status and income
from the federation

Governor Udom Emmanuel who made the disclosure in Uruan during a campaign tour
of the area on Tuesday said the move is one of government's efforts to boost the

economy of the area and create employment for the people.  The discovery to be
operated by indigenous oil firm, Monipolo is located in Adadia part of the local council.

"Uruan is at the verge of becoming one of the oil producing communities in the state.
Thats why you see a new oil rig in the area, once we are done with signing of papers,
we will commence exploration'. He said 
Still on his desire to create wealth for the people of the area, Emmanuel said his
administration has also been able to establish a green house agric farm project, along
airport road for cultivation of of some special crops in the area. 

"We are playing politics of development. Campaigns should be issue based. I can
assure the people of Uruan that everyrhing ongoing in the area will be completed and
commissioned before the end of the administration. The greenhouse in Uruan will be
commissioned by our presidential candidate." He said.
On the cattle range expected to soon take off in the area, for the production of milk and
yoghurt, the governor explained that though government has concluded preparations for
the ranch, it was necessary for the 2000 cattle purchased to reproduce in their natural
habitate before being transported down to the state. 

He reiterated his committed to improved healthcare delivery, saying that such moved
him to work to ensure massive turnaround for the Ituk Mbang General Hospital which
was in a serious state of disrepair. 
"Ituk mbang hospital was overgrown with weeds wothout maintenance and we came in
and turn its fortunes around, equipped it with modern facilities. You were not given even
a kilometer of road. The first ever range in rhe state is at Adadia. All those things are set
up for the economy and job creation". He said 

The political leader of the area, Obong Peter Ekpe Atakpo while addressing the rally, on
behalf of the people thanked Governor Udom Emmanuel for being the first governor to
fulfill a promise to develop the area. 

He listed other developmental projects by the administration in the area to include;
creation of new clan in Uruan, establishment of oil refinery at Ndon Ebom, Nduetomg
Oku-Ibiaku Uruan-Utit Uruan-Ekid Itam road, Grading/opening of Uyo Itam-Ibiaku-Uruan
to planet fm, grading /opening of rural roads to link Central Uruan with Southern Uruan.

"You have done so much for Uruan, you are our best since the creation of this state. No
one has been this good to us.  We had no road but you gave us roads. Before you were
sworn in, you promised to fix the road leading to the palace of the paramount ruler of
ibiono, as soon as you got it, you made that the first contract awarded. Thank you that
you didn’t lie to us. You are the only one to have united the ibibios. Today all the
paramount rulers are united". He said 

Also addressing the occasion, the Chairman, Uruan Local Government Area, Mr Henry
Udofia said governor Udom Emmanuel brought political liberation to the people of
Uruan. This he said has motivated the people to plan to vote him massively to return for
a second term.   

"You have brought political liberation to Uruan, now we know the value of government.
You helped Uruan to benefit from government We were deceived for yeara, they'll bring
grader and pulled out after election. You started the roads before election. We hereby
pledge to give you 100percent vote".

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