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Mr. Udom Emmanuel, Governor of Akwa Ibom State, is set to revamp the Akwa Palm Plantation to enable indigenous production of palm oil and its end products, as part of his commitment to stimulating the economy.

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Pst. Umo Eno, the State Commissioner for Lands and Water Resources, stated this at a Roundtable discussion with the Uyo Senatorial District Media Practitioners Forum.

The Commissioner, who outlined his accomplishments in the Lands and Water Resources Ministry over the last ten months, praised the State Governor, Mr. Udom Emmanuel, for appointing him to serve in public office as a member of the State executive council beginning January 4, 2021

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He told the media group that the state government is committed to reviving Nigeria’s leading palm processing industry, as well as constructing three cassava off-take centers in the state’s three senatorial districts.

Pastor Eno also informed media professionals about the FADAMA Microfinance Bank, which he said will begin operations soon to serve the financial needs of farmers in the state.

Speaking of his accomplishments in the last ten months, he mentioned the payment of compensation to the host communities (Ibiaku Ishiet, Ibiaku Obio Ndobo) for Dakkada Luxury Estate, as well as reviewing the State’s Draft Water Bill.

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“Since my arrival on January 4, 2021, we’ve done a few things in my ministry.” We implemented the Geographic Information System (GIS), and our ministry’s revenue has increased. We formed the Land Acquisition Recovery Committee to recover land where people simply buy land and do nothing with it; they come in, deceive the state government, and they give them land.

“There are supposed to be industrial parks, but people just come in and take the land and don’t do anything with it.” So His Excellency agreed that we should review those lands and, if people do nothing, revoke them. “We formed that committee, and we’ve done a lot of recoveries,” he said.

Commissioner Eno’s other accomplishments include: supervising the construction of the International Christian Worship Centre, which will provide a suitable place of worship for the people of Akwa Ibom State; The establishment of the Akwa Ibom Geographic Information System (AKWAGIS) has resulted in the digitization of land transactions in the state. Resumption of the signing of Certificate of Occupancy to facilitate business operations in the state; payment of compensation for the site to Eastern Obolo L.G.A for Sterling Petrochemicals and Fertilizers Limited; Facilitating the allocation of approximately 2,922.831 hectares of land for industrial and commercial purposes; the launch of the National Youth Volunteer Programme on Handwashing and the Clean Nigeria Campaign for Covid-19 Prevention, training of National Youth Volunteer Programme Coordinators, and the distribution of campaign kits to 3,100 Volunteers, among other things.


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