Udom Laments Collapsing Economy, Power, Urges Prayers For Buhari

Udom Laments Collapsing Economy, Power, Urges Prayers For Buhari
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Worried by the collapsing economy and the low ebb in power supply, which he noted, has created hardship and made life less meaningful to average Nigerians in Akwa Ibom and the rest of the country, pointing out that in the yuletide season, electricity should brighten the hope of the people.


With epileptic power supply in the state, the governor lamented that with the huge investments of the state government in the power sector, Akwa Ibom citizens deserve a commensurate share of electricity especially as the yuletide approaches.
These were some of the major outcomes of the State Executive Council (SEC) meeting presided over by governor Emmanuel at the Exco Chambers of the Government House, Uyo, the Akwa Ibom state capital.

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The state Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Comrade Ini Ememobong, who addressed Journalists on behalf of the governor, said his boss was heavily disturbed by the excruciating pains that has enveloped the nation and its people in the last couple of years due to the collapsing economy.

“All the indices are facing down and we need to brace up as a people; we need to take individual responsibility while governments should also take its responsibility. The country as a whole needs our prayers and supports, and the governor is asking that we continually pray for the President and Nigeria as a whole.

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“The power situation came under review at the Executive Council meeting and the Commissioner for Power and Petroleum Development has been directed to liaise with the Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company (PHEDC), to ensure that throughout the yuletide and generally thereafter the state enjoys improved power supply.
“This is an area that the state government has made a lot of investments and we should be able to enjoy a lot of benefits from it”, he explained.

He added that the state government intervention project to restore power supply at the Uyo Correctional Centre has been completed.
He disclosed that “The Commissioner for Power and Petroleum Development reported that the state has intervened and restored power supply at the Uyo Correctional Centre which has suffered power outage for a while”.
The gesture, he explained, “is in line with the tradition of the state government to ensure that infrastructure of government at any level is protected, hence its intervention in the federal government-owned facility”.

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