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Akwa Ibom Professionals to Establish State-Owned Bank

Press Release – Akwa Ibom Concerned Professionals based outside the State have been enjoined to take a critical look at the banking industry so that they can assist in establishing state- owned financial institution.

Governor Godswill Akpabio who made the call Friday when Akwa Ibom Concerned
Professionals, Lagos led by Mr. Udeme Ufot paid a courtesy call to him at Government
House, Uyo, hinted that the Cooperative Development Bank earlier owned by the State
government was acquired as a result of the banking reforms.

Akpabio further called on the professionals to assist government in the industrialization of the
State, pledging “Professionals would be given responsibility irrespective of their political
affiliation”.
Other area he wants the Akwa Ibom Concerned Professionals to venture into was the
establishment of a newspaper where they can tell their stories and have a voice in the
country, saying the best that best thing the State government has done in the last seven
years was to move the State forward by providing infrastructural foundation.

The Governor, who described the visit of Akwa Ibom Concerned Professionals to the State as a
glorious return, said the avalanche of criticisms of government from the professionals some
years ago have gingered the administration to complete numerous projects adjudged today as
world class.

Earlier, the leader of the group, Mr. Ufot, who commended Governor Akpabio for the quality of
infrastructure provided in the State, explained that for the sustenance of the Uncommon
Transformation of the State, some who has the required credentials should be the right
successor to the Governor.
Mr. Ufot pledged the support of the Akwa Ibom Concerned Professionals to the Akpabio
administration and appreciated the Governor for giving three of the Professionals opportunity to
serve in the State.

Written by Bassey Inyang

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