A medical Gas and Vacuum Plant, at the Infectious Diseases Control Center, General Hospital, Ituk Mbang in Uruan Local Government Area, has been commissioned as part of activities to mark the 6th anniversary of Akwa Ibom State Governor, Mr Udom Emmanuel in office.
The Governor of Sokoto State, Rt. Hon. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal who performed the project inauguration described Governor Udom Emmanuel as a visionary, resourceful and purpose-driven leader whose pragmatic leadership style in the state has been felt through his people-oriented projects, noting with delight that the Governor’s performance has earned him respect even among other governors in the country.
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Governor Tambuwal who is also the Chairman of the PDP Governors’ Forum, said the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) Governors are very proud of the Udom Emmanuel led administration in the state
“He has provided leadership, he is very resourceful to the Nigeria Governors’ Forum and indeed the Federal Government of Nigeria,” he stated.
Governor Tambuwal described the Medical Gas and Vacuum Plant as a significant project in the State, adding that it is an investment that Akwa Ibom people will ever live to cherish.
“No investment can be better than investment in health, no investment can be better than investment in human capital development, no investment can be better than investment in the future of youths and that of our women, and all of these are what Governor Udom Emmanuel is doing in Akwa Ibom State, how can we not be proud of him,” Tambuwal noted.
Speaking earlier, Governor Udom Emmanuel, restated that his vision in the health sector was driven by his passion to ensure that the people had access to quality health care delivery facilities, announcing that with the installation of the Medical Gas and Vacuum Plant, the Isolation Center could be converted to a Critical Care Center in a Post- Covid era.
He promised to build more facilities that will train Akwa Ibom people to become experts in specialized fields.
Presenting an overview of the project, the Commissioner for Health Prof. Augustine Umoh, said the plant is capable of producing 100,000 litres of oxygen per hour and is the largest in the country with two compressors which ensures that even if anything happens to one the other one is still active.
The Governor later led the Sokoto state Governor to commission a new Palace constructed by his administration for the Chairman, State Council along Wellington Bassey Way, Uyo.