By evangelist.com.ng edition Sunday , July 23, 2023.
The decision of Governor Umo Eno to run an all inclusive government means everyone is welcomed to contribute to the running of the administration irrespective of political inclination or geographical boundaries.
This accounts for the Akwa Ibom Dialogue, a programme designed to afford experts and stakeholders in the various sectors of the economy to analyze and make inputs into the ARISE agenda blueprint of the Governor.
Speaking on a radio interview programme in Uyo over the weekend, Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Research and Documentation, Essien Ndueso maintained that Pastor Umo Eno already has an economic team and has his plans for the State clearly mapped out, but wants to run an all inclusive administration hence his decision to seek participation and inputs from experts and stakeholders in respective critical sectors.
“The Akwa Ibom Dialogue is set to be the first of its kind and it is no political jamboree, that is why the Governor is inviting specialists across the globe to come and share ideas and contribute to the working document of the government.”
“I have heard people and even groups, asking for invites to attend the summit, but I want people to know that it is not a political jamboree for landing and settlement.”
Mr Ndueso said the event will be declared open by the immediate past Governor of the State, Mr Udom Emmanuel, who charted the course of industrialization in the State during his reign as Governor between 2015 and 2023, while the former Minister of Budget and National Planning, Senator Udoma Udoma will chair the occasion.
“Before his advent as Governor in 2015, no administration before him established any industry and most people thought it was near impossible to have industrial facilities here.
“Today Ibom Air, Kings Flour Mill and Jubillee Syringe factories are among industries Mr Emmanuel brought to the State during his tenure.