The election in Akpabio’s home local government came as a part of nationwide re-run polls, triggered from post-election disputes that emanated from the last general elections.
A NGO called Policy Alert, has announced that its Open Gov Hackathon 2019 will hold on 21-22 November, 2019 in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom State capital.
Akwa Ibom: Udom’s N598 Billion 2020 Budget On Fire. Labour, Groups Want Lawmakers To Re-jig Flawed Allocations
At a Public Hearing on the Akwa Ibom State N598 billion 2020 Appropriation Bill organised by the state House of Assembly Committee on Appropriation and Finance, the budget estimate by Governor Udom Emmanuel came under intense fire from the organised labour and civil society groups.
Policy Alert, a non-governmental organization working to promote socio-economic development in the Niger Delta, has called on the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly to step up its oversight of budget implementation in the state.
Stakeholders in oil and gas rich Esit Eket local government area of Akwa Ibom State have cried out that their living conditions do not reflect the enormous resources being extracted from the area buy oil and gas companies and the huge revenues the companies pay annually to government.