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Governor Eno grants N95m waiver to facilitate establishment of Federal College of Education in Akwa Ibom

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Governor Umo Eno, right, speaks with Senator Ita Enang

By Akpan David, Calabar 

Governor Umo Eno of Akwa Ibom State has granted waiver for fees amounting to N95 million required for the procurement of Certificate of Occupancy to facilitate the immediate take of Federal College of Education, Ididep in Ibiono Ibom Local Government Area.

Eno announced the waiver when he embarked on inspection of facilities at the Presbyterian Senior Science School in Idideb community where the College is to be sited.

The governor also assured that the certificate of occupancy for the institution will be ready and issued to the school by next week to aid its smooth take off. 

Eno said that the move was deliberate to demonstrate his government’s commitment towards development of the state, and to encourage deeper collaboration between the state and the federal government. 

He said, “We have come today, we have seen. There are dues that the federal government is required to pay which sums up to about ninety five million.

Governor Eno waves to the crowd

“I have waved it off. By next week, the Certificate of Occupancy shall be presented at no cost to the federal Government. This is to demonstrate our earnest desire for the take off of the College”.

The governor also assured that if there are other bills to pay for the surface, the state will also handle. 

He applauded Senator Ita Enang, immediate past Senior Special Assistant to former President Muhammadu Buhari on Niger Delta Affairs, for utilizing his position to facilitate the siting of the Federal College of Education in the State, describing the gesture as an attribute of a true son which is worthy of emulation by other sons and daughters of the state currently in positions of authority. 

The Governor, again reaffirmed his commitment to serving the people of the State  across party lines, devoid of biases and called on Akwa Ibom people  to let go of all political misgivings and join hands with him in building a greater state. 

Enang who received the Governor Eno at the college,  thanked him for his cooperation and support towards the speedy take off of the institution, assuring  of equal support to the success of his administration. 

Earlier, the chairman of Ibiono Ibom Local Government Council, Mr. Ekpoimo Polycarp, appreciated the Governor for his commitment to developing Ibiono Ibom and his contributions to the commencement of the institution.

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