AKS Works Commissioner inspects internal roads at Obong Varsity ahead of planned construction work
Friday, July 22, 2016
The Akwa Ibom state Commissioner for works Mr Ephraim Inyang has carried out a terrain inspection of the internal roads in Obong University ahead of the planned construction of the access roads in the institution by the Akwa Ibom state government.
Speaking while receiving the Commissioner for Works, the Vice Chancellor of Obong University, Professor Udoudo Ekanemesang noted that the magnanimity of the Akwa Ibom state government to initiate moves towards the construction of roads in the institution will open up new vistas in the story of Public/Private partnership in the nation’s tertiary education sector. Professor Ekanemesang pointed out that private universities in the country could achieve more in pioneering research efforts if they enjoyed some forms of assistance by government at all levels, stressing that the Obong University community was elated by the demonstration of support and encouragement communicated by the decision of the Akwa Ibom state to take up the construction of the internal roads in the university. In his remarks, the Akwa Ibom state Commissioner for Works Mr Ephraim Inyang told members of the University community that he was in the institution to carry out a thorough terrain assessment of the roads in order to enable the government capture it perfectly in next year’s budget. The works commissioner said the decision of the Governor Udom Emmanuel-led administration to take up the construction of the roads at Obong University is in keeping with the avowed commitment of the government in supporting progressive private enterprises with capabilities to contribute to the development of a particular sector in the state.