From Idris Mabadeje
All is now set for the government and people of AKwa Ibom to host President Goodluck Jonathan, who is billed to visit the State on Thursday for the commissioning and inspection of completed and ongoing projects of the Akpabio administration
A release by the Commissioner for Information and Communications, Mr Aniekan Umanah said the president will commission the gas processing facility complete with 69 kilometers pipeline at Uquo, constructed under a public-private partnership arrangement between Septa Energy and the Akwa Ibom State government.
Mr. Umanah further hinted that Mr. President who is paying a fourth official visit to the state, will during the one-day visit, also commission the Goodluck Boulevard on Ring Road III in Uyo (Ring Road III).
During the visit, according to the Commissioner, President Jonathan is also expected to perform the ground-breaking ceremony for a $1.8 billion Methanol Plant at Ibeno; inspect the dualization works on the Uyo-Ikot Ekpene-Aba Federal Road, undertaken by the state government; inspect the first suspended bridge in the State currently under construction in Abak and thereafter inspect the 30,000 capacity Ibom International Stadium, Uyo, for which he laid the foundation stone in October 2012.
It would be recalled that during Mr. President’s visit to Akwa Ibom in October 2012, he also commissioned the new digital Governor’s office, alongside other completed projects of the Akpabio administration.
The Information Commissioner also said, during the visit, President Jonathan will meet with a cross section of Akwa Ibom people in a banquet, before departing for Abuja.
He therefore, enjoined Akwa Ibom people to come out en masse and accord President Jonathan a rousing and befitting welcome to the State.