Akwa Ibom Govt boosts morals in Schools
Akwa Ibom state Government has voted the sum of N20.3 million for the development of chaplains to 60 public secondary schools to restore moral rectitude among the students in the three senatorial districts for one year as a pilot scheme.
The government has also changed the titles of Surveyor-General, Auditor-General and Accountant-General of local governments in the state to Permanent Secretaries with immediate effect.
The state’s Information Commissioner, Mr. Aniekan Umana who made this known while briefing journalists in Uyo explained that the change in titles has no additional financial implication on the government.
He said apart from the two decisions, the state executive council, which met during during the week, also approved the recruitment of 41 motor (VIOs) Vehicle Inspection officers to facilitate timely inspection of vehicles, issue road worthiness and ensure sanity as well as prepare capable hands who will take charge of the tasks from retiring officers.
Umana, said the draft bill for a law to provide for the state road traffic management authority as by the council would be forwarded to the State House of Assembly for consideration.
According to the information commissioner, N40 million contract has been agreed by the government for the publication of revised law of the state to ensure that a compendium of amended and updated laws was made available to the public.
Other approvals include the recruitment of staff by the state Broadcasting Corporation to check the shortage of personnel at the corporation, N60million for the procurement of tools and equipment for the ministry of Commerce and industry and the
On the relocation of dump sites at Udo street, the commissioner said a four-man executive committee headed by the commissioner for environment, Mr. Enobong Uwah, with the commissioner for Works, Lands, Health and Special Adviser on Technical Matters as members had been set up with the mandate to explore the possibility of running buro pits into dumping sites.
He said after a review of land and property rights and recertification of land titles, and in line with the power vested in the governor to revise fees and charges as contained in the section 11 of the 2005 Land Use Regulation, the council approved the recertification of land and other title deeds with effect from January 2014 and the issuance of new certificates of occupancy to replace the existing ones with relevant security features.