President Tinubu and Akwa Ibom Governor Umo Eno Discuss Priorities and Collaboration

President Tinubu and Akwa Ibom Governor Umo Eno Discuss Priorities and Collaboration

…By Dorcas Funmi for TDPel Media.

New information has emerged regarding the meeting between President Bola Tinubu and Governor Umo Eno of Akwa Ibom State.

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The President held a meeting with the governor, who is a member of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in his private office at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.

Pledging Support and Congratulations:

After the meeting, Governor Eno spoke with State House correspondents, stating that the purpose of their visit was to congratulate the President on his inauguration and pledge their support for his administration.

Despite not being present at the Nigerian Governors’ Forum meeting with Tinubu earlier in the week, Eno emphasized the importance of setting politics aside and focusing on governance.

Commitment to Collaboration:

Governor Eno expressed his commitment to working with the Federal Government to ensure that the people of Akwa Ibom benefit from democracy.

He stated that politics was over and governance had begun, emphasizing the need for cooperation between the Akwa Ibom government and the Federal Government.

Areas of Federal Intervention:

During the meeting, Governor Eno discussed several areas where federal intervention is needed, including the completion of the Calabar-Itu road, the development of the Ibom deep seaport, obtaining an export license, and establishing a free trade zone for Calabar airport.

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He also highlighted the importance of strategic partnerships with the Federal Government to enhance the state’s aviation industry and facilitate aircraft maintenance.

Mitigating the Impact of Petrol Subsidy Removal:

Governor Eno shared the initiatives undertaken by his administration to mitigate the impact of the removal of petrol subsidies on the people.

Palliatives have been distributed to Local Governments, and the governor expressed his intention to meet with petroleum marketers in the state to seek their cooperation in alleviating hardships resulting from the subsidy removal.

Hope for Consideration and Progress:

Governor Eno expressed optimism that President Tinubu would consider their requests and work towards the development and progress of Akwa Ibom state.

He reassured the public that measures would be put in place to support the people and shield them from the effects of the subsidy removal.

Akwa Ibom Governor Umo Eno Discusses Priorities with President Tinubu

Governor Umo Eno’s Priorities:

Akwa Ibom Governor Umo Eno discussed his priorities and concerns during his meeting with President Bola Tinubu.

Eno highlighted the completion of the Calabar-Itu road, the development of the Ibom deep seaport, and the establishment of a free trade zone for Calabar airport as areas requiring federal intervention.

Collaboration in Aviation Industry:

Eno stressed the importance of strategic partnerships with the Federal Government to enhance the state’s aviation industry.

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He emphasized the need to bring in spare parts for aircraft maintenance and improve the state’s aviation infrastructure.

Mitigating the Impact of Petrol Subsidy Removal:

Governor Eno addressed the impact of petrol subsidy removal on the people of Akwa Ibom.

He discussed the initiatives implemented by his administration to alleviate the hardships resulting from the removal, including the distribution of palliatives to Local Governments.

He also expressed his intention to engage with petroleum marketers to seek their cooperation in supporting the affected population.

Optimism for Development:

Governor Eno expressed his optimism that President Tinubu would consider their requests and work towards the development and progress of Akwa Ibom state.

He assured the public that measures would be implemented to support the people and mitigate the effects of the subsidy removal.

Looking Ahead:

Eno concluded by stating that in the upcoming week, various measures would be put in place to address the impact of the subsidy removal.

The governor remains committed to supporting the people and implementing initiatives that would alleviate their hardships.

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