The Federal Authorities of Nigeria has resolved to website the Federal College of Know-how Akwa Ibom in Ikot Abasi native authorities space of the state.
This might put to relaxation agitations and lobbies from political actors and different stakeholders within the State for the College to be sited of their native authorities.
Recall that the Federal authorities by way of the Minister for Schooling, Adamu Adamu had in June 2021 introduced the institution of latest universities in Jigawa and Akwa Ibom States in addition to improve of 4 others in different zones.
The Senior Particular Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Ita Enang in a press briefing at his Uyo residence on weekend disclosed that the FG’s alternative of Ikot Abasi because the host was knowledgeable by the federal character rule.
He mentioned because the mastermind and facilitator of the establishment he had liked the College to be sited in his hometown, Ndidep Ibiono native authorities however the profiling of the establishment indicated that the College of Uyo which can also be a federal College is already positioned in Uyo Senatorial district which is his Senatorial district.
He mentioned out of the three Senatorial districts in Akwa Ibom, Ikot Ekpene hosts Federal Polytechnic Ukana and it was remaining for Eket Senatorial district to have one and the lot falls on Ikot Abasi(Eket Senatorial district) which has no establishment within the space.
He, nevertheless, decried Governor Udom Emmanuel’s foyer for the College to be sited in his native authorities, Onna, saying all of the infrastructural growth and industries in his administration are positioned in his village,(Onna)
Enang referred to as on the standard rulers, elders and the leaders throughout the political events within the state to impress on the governor to withdraw the alleged ‘self-centred transfer and permit the establishment to be sited in Ikot Abasi for equity and unfold.
He thanked President Buhari and the Federal Ministry of Schooling for his or her magnanimity with out contemplating that the Federal College of Uyo, Maritime Academy, Oron; Federal Polytechnic Ukana have been all current within the state.
“The query of location is that Mr President and the Federal authorities thought of that there ought to be a diffusion of federal establishments in each state. In Akwa Ibom State, he has thought of that there’s already a College of Uyo, in Uyo Senatorial district and there’s a federal Polytechnic in Ukana in Ikot Ekpene Senatorial district and the one place that doesn’t have a federal Tertiary establishment is the Eket Senatorial district and it’s resolved that the College is sited on the Eket Senatorial district, Ikot-Abasi exactly.
”I wish to congratulate the folks of Ikot abasi and my brother Senator Udo Udoma as a result of the College goes to his personal native authorities.
“Sadly, the governor has written formally for the College to be sited in his native authorities of Onna, I’ve thought of his motion as improper, imprudent and never appearing as governor of Akwa Ibom State. The governor is appearing in a fashion that might be described as Udomcentric, Onnacentric, IMM (I, Me and Myself) he was chosen to be the governor of all the Akwa Ibom folks and never the chairman of Onna native authorities or councillor representing his ward.
“Onna has the College instructing hospital, Onna has the flour mill, Onna has the plywood mill, Onna has syringe manufacturing unit, each good street is made in Onna, Onna has the largest personal property owned by one particular person. How?
“Each one that is in any place of duty ought to know that he’s in that place as a trustee of the folks, and there’s a terminal date and if you come out when you don’t face the results of your inaction whereas in workplace, you’ll face it after and also you will be unable to right it.
“I pray his Excellency, gov Udom Emmanuel to not press and push for the Federal College to be stored in Onna, he ought to assist that it goes to Ikot Abasi and be a part of the success of that establishment. He doesn’t understand how this began from 2017, 2018, 2019, and the way I struggled for it, now it has come; within the knowledge of spreading, allow us to work collectively to make that College successful.”
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