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Dakkada Skills Centre To Open For Studies On May 20 – Gov Eno

Akwa Ibom State Governor, Pastor Umo Eno, has announced that the Dakkada Skills Acquisition Centre, DASAC, in Ikot Ada Idem, Ibiono Ibom Local Government Area, shall be opened for studies on May 20, 2024.

The Governor has also commended the immediate past administration of Mr. Udom Emmanuel for his vision and deliberate commitment to setting up the training centre in the state.

Pastor Eno spoke when he visited the centre during a tour of some project sites on Tuesday.

 DAKKADA estate

He urged the supervising commissioner, Mrs. Idongesit Etiebet, to ensure that students are admitted and the centre commences training on the said date.

The governor, who was conducted around the centre by the consultant in charge of the project, Mr. Churchill Udoh, expressed satisfaction with the standard of facilities.

He said, “We are ready to go with this one. The Honourable Commissioner for Education and the Consultant have told me that by March 15, they will be ready. Everything is complete here.

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“This is a world-class skill acquisition centre, and as I said during my campaign, everything the previous administration has done, we will take to a logical conclusion. This is one of the legacies of Governor Udom Emmanuel’s administration. With the courage and guts he had to do this, we must ensure not to let it die. No, it cannot die! Posterity will not forgive us.

Dakkada skills centre

“So, I have come here to see that everything is ready. They have briefed Exco. I just needed to come here and see everything by myself. I just needed to see the governing board, the staffing and their financial standing because this is supposed to be a self-sustaining institution.

“I have agreed that the government will kickstart it, but the government will not continue to fund it. With all of the things the government has done here already, I believe Akwa Ibom is ready to train our skilled manpower for the rest of the world. I am pleased with what I am seeing here.

The governor, who also inspected the low-cost housing units for civil servants in the state, said it was part of his campaign promise to connect the dots by completing and putting to use all projects executed by the previous administration.

Dakkada skills centre

The governor earlier inspected two low-cost buildings at Ibiono Ibom Local Government Area, where he promised to ensure the houses are completed and put to use for low-income civil servants.

He said his visit was in line with his plans to run the government every day, irrespective of holidays, and urged the contractors to ensure corrections in areas where there were loopholes.

He also promised that standard amenities, in addition to the ongoing road projects around the housing estate communities, will be executed to further open up the area and expand the capital city.

“We have visited the two estates; both are for civil servants. The fact is that because of the lack of roads, we couldn’t access all of those houses, which have been there for the last eight years. The contractor has put in money, and it was left there. So I needed to see the extent of the work, and we can now turn that area into a small community.

“I have asked that they connect water, work on the primary and secondary schools, and give them a health facility and a police station so that we can have a full community there. Uyo is becoming crowded, and of course, the estate is within the Uyo Capital City Development,” he stated.

The governor’s first port of call was the gas power station project at the Idongesit Nkanga Secretariat Complex in Uyo.

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