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Udom inaugurates skills acquisition centre with multi-faculties, remodelled Uyo township stadium

Governor Udom Emmanuel has inaugurated a skill acquisition centre with many faculties in Ikot Ada Idem, Ibiono Ibom council area, near Uyo, the state capital.

Known as the Dakkada Skills Acquisition Centre (DASAC), it is an entrepreneurial centre comprising many faculties including engineering, agriculture and sports.

This was followed immediately with inauguration of the remodelled Uyo Township Stadium.

Speaking, Governor Udom Emmanuel expressed fulfillment that the project was a reflection of his yearning to use his tenure to create desired change rather than manage situations created by others.

He commended the University of Lagos for accepting to partner the state in the quest for vocational education.

He also lauded the efforts of the Secretary to the State Government, Emmanuel Ekuwem, who undertook the supervision of the project, the Chief Consultant, Churchill Udoh, for his ingenuity in executing the project, the cooperation of the Ibiono Ibom people and all involved in the process of setting up the centre.

“With the inauguration of the centre, Akwa Ibom is certain to produce qualitative technicians that can match contemporaries in other climes across the world, urging the youths to take advantage of the facilities and secure them,” he said.

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In sports, Governor Emmanuel said the various stadia are equipped to avail youths in the state capacity building opportunity to become national and international stars. He also called on sports administrators to consider Akwa Ibom’s advantage of having four sport facilities within the state and other environmental aspects in selecting states for hosting sports competitions.

The governor-elect, Umo Eno, noted that the governor’s provision of the dkills acquisition centre will give leverage to his agenda of raising entrepreneurs like himself, which he his administration will give premium attention, asserting that it will only be natural for him to produce after his kind.

Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Ini Ememobong, an indigene of the area, in a goodwill message, commended Governor Emmanuel for his sterling performance and described the development of the special skills acquisition centre as incremental, revolutionary and a rewriting of history for the people of Ibiono Ibom.

The Chief Consultant in charge of the project, Churchill Udoh, described the project as the biggest in the Nigeria so far, in value and curriculum content, well equipped medical centre, ten state-of-the-art faculties and hostel facility for five hundred students for initial take off, but with expansion capacity for five thousand.

The Deputy Vice Chancellor, Development Services, University of Lagos, Ayodele Atsenuwa, lauded the resolve of Governor Emmanuel to undertake and accomplish the very impactful project and expressed the delight of the UNILAG to partner the state and help replicate its very viable vocational education and entrepreneurial development models in the state.

The university Don gave the assurances of her institution’s commitment to ensure further partnership with the Akwa Ibom centre, to connect entrepreneurs that will be produced in the institution to sources of funding.