…demand jobs, end of AKSU strike, payment of gratuities
Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State has been under fire as angry youths of the state on Friday invaded his official Facebook page demanding jobs, end of strike for the staffers of Akwa Ibom State University, and payment of gratuities to retirees and the next of kins for those who are late.
The angry youths took over the governor’s Facebook page to pour out their misgivings while the live broadcast of his interview with Channels TV crew on Sunrise Daily was ongoing.
The programme was part of events to mark the 6th anniversary of the governor and to showcase his scorecard for the past six years.
But the youths were bitter with the governor, who spoke on issues ranging from power, the aviation sector, education, healthcare, agriculture and commerce and industry.
They also prompted the TV crew to ask the governor about the relocation of Ibaka Deep Seaport, the astronomical rise in unemployment which they viewed as directly conflicting with his industrialisation claims.
The governor, who denied the relocation of Ibaka Seaport, however, admitted that the Federal Government had withdrawn its 20 per cent equity from the project, an issue the Oro people have repeatedly talked about.