As part of efforts to bring his eight-year administration to a colourful close, the Akwa Ibom state governor, Mr. Udom Emmanuel, has commissioned a multi-billion naira Dakkada Skills Acquisition Centre (DASAC) located at Ikot Ada Idem in Ibiono LGA.
This was followed by the inauguration of the remodelled Uyo township stadium with Olympic size swimming pool.
Inaugurating the ten-faculty DASAC on Thursday, the governor expressed fulfilment that the project was a reflection of his yearning to use his tenure to create desired change rather than manage situations created by others.
He commended the University of Lagos for accepting to partner with the state in the quest for vocational education.
He also lauded the efforts of the Secretary to the State Government, Dr. Emmanuel Ekuwem, who undertook the supervision of the project, the Chief Consultant, Churchill Udoh, for his ingenuity in executing the project, the cooperation of the Ibiono Ibom people and all involved in the process of setting up the centre.
With the inauguration of the centre, Akwa Ibom is certain to produce qualitative technicians that can match contemporaries in other climes across the world, urging the youths to take advantage of the facilities and secure them.
Chief consultant in charge of the project, Mr. Churchill Udoh, described the project as the biggest in Nigeria so far, in value and curriculum content, well-equipped medical centre, ten state-of-the-art faculties and hostel facilities for five hundred students for initial take off, but with expansion capacity for five thousand.
Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Development Services, University of Lagos, Prof Ayodele Atsenuwa, lauded the resolve of Governor Emmanuel to undertake and accomplish the very impactful project and expressed the delight of the UNILAG to partner with the state and help replicate its very viable vocational education and entrepreneurial development models in the state.