African Gists


At his inaugural speech on 29th May 2015 , Governor Emmanuel Udom said “I stand before you today not as a master but as a servant and not as a boss but as a co-labourer.

  I accept, with great humility and sense of responsibility, the mandate you have freely given to me to hold power in trust for you are your Governor. You have kept your part of the covenant and I intend to keep my part by executing the programmes I enunciated to you during my official declaration to run for the office of Governor.

 On healthcare, a great number of hospitals in the state were in the state of ineffectiveness with decayed structures, insufficient medical equipments for.

 In other cases, some of these hospitals were secondary habitats for reptiles: Ituk Mbang General Hospital, Ikono General Hospital, e.t.c, are good example.

 “In healthcare delivery services, I make bold to say unequivocally that we have done extremely well. When we came in, most of the general hospitals were derelict. Today, because of our belief that a healthy population is a good measurement range of a working Government, we have refurbished, remodeled and equipped with the most modern amenities the general hospitals in all the Ten Federal constituencies.”

While commissioning the remodeled and reconstructed General Hospital, Etinan, on September 23, 2017, and in appreciation of the feat recorded by Governor Udom Emmanuel in the health sector, the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo stated thus: “This is an extremely useful project, it is the type of project, I believe touches the lives of the people directly”.

 In other sectors, Governor, Udom Emmanuel had reiterated that his administration has attracted over 20 “economically viable and employment-generating” industries to the state since he was sworn into office in 2015.