Umo Eno, governor of Akwa Ibom State, has launched the "One Project One Local Government" initiative, in line with his pre-election promises.
The governor kicked off the project with construction of the Model Government Primary School in Idung Offiong, Eket local government area.
The governor laid the groundwork for the project, explaining that it is part of his commitment to rural development and emphasizing that various projects would be repeated across the 31 LGAs.
He stated that the projects under the initiative are based on specific requirements and requests from stakeholders in each LGA, and that each project will be completed within six months for a new round to begin.
He stated that the new school would have solar electricity, a security gate, a perimeter fence, staff quarters, and modern learning facilities, as well as school uniforms, books, and shoes for the students.
The governor stated that the exercise will serve as the official kick-off for all projects in the Eket senatorial district, while similar activities will be organized in the Uyo and Ikot Ekpene senatorial districts, respectively.
He said, “This is the first of the projects that we will deliver in all 31 local governments of this state. As part of our rural development drive, we have given the opportunity for communities and local governments to do a needs assessment, align it with what we have and deliver to the people.
“This project was chosen by Eket local government stakeholders and they want a school built here. We are here today to use this as our point of contact to flag off all the projects that will be under the initiative in the Eket Senatorial District. When we leave here, we will do Uyo Senatorial District and later, go to Ikot Ekpene,” he said.