A socio-cultural organization in Akwa Ibom State, Ati Annang, is to partner the Akwa Ibom State Government in her industrialization drive.
In a communique issued at the end of her first International convention held in London, the Foundation commended the Deacon Udom Emmanuel led administration in her efforts to industrialize the state.
The Foundation therefore offered itself as a ready partner with the administration especially in identifying willing investors for the industrialization drive.
The group further advised the government to ensure equity in the siting of identified industries, infrastructure and other services to ensure even spread of development across the state.
The Foundation re-emphasized it continuous commitment to execute life impacting projects for the benefit of her people.
To this end, the Foundation is to embark on several projects including but not limited to award of scholarships to deserving indigent students in tertiary institutions, the provision of Back Packs with relevant school materials for pupil in primary schools, provision of diabetes and blood pressure screening and education among others.
It may be recalled that the Foundation during her last AGM awarded 100 scholarships to students from various tertiary institutions and also donated Back Packs to pupils in over 50 primary schools in the state.
Delivering a keynote address during the convention, the Senate Minority leader, Senator Godswill Akpabio called on various governments in Nigeria and indeed Africa to devote more of their budgetary provisions towards capital and infrastructural projects. Speaking on the topic “Addressing Africa’s infrastructural deficit – the Akwa Ibom example, Senator Akpabio noted that during his tenure as the governor of Akwa Ibom State, he consistently budgeted 80 per cent or more for capital expenditure (infrastructure) and 20 per cent or less for recurrent while deploying global practices in project management