Story Highlights
  • Ikot Abasi comprises of five clans
  • Each clan submitted proposals for projects in their community
  • As part of CSR, Ibom power donated N5m for each clan's project
  • Ikpetim the immediate host community also received N5m
  • Other CSR activities have been implemented

Ibom Power Company Limited has empowered the five clans in Ikot Abasi and Ikpetim, the host community with the sum of N5million each.

The company made cash donations for the development of projects across the five clans that comprise Ikot Abasi local government, the host community of Ibom Power Plant and as corporate social responsibility (CSR).

Engr. Etido Inyang, chairman of Ibom Power board of directors, who presented the cheques to representatives of the community on behalf of the governor, reiterated the commitment of Emmanuel to the development of Ikot Abasi.

“Ikot Abasi is an industrial hub for the administration of Governor Udom Emmanuel. It is not a coincidence that the power plant is at Ikot Abasi, the reason being that without power, there is no industrialization,” he said.

Etido Inyang, an engineer, said the N5million donated by the governor for development projects in each of the six communities is a demonstration of the governor’s commitment to development in Ikot Abasi.

Udo NtukObom, paramount ruler of Ikot Abasi and clan head of  Ukpum Okon, appreciated Emmanuel for the gesture.

He said the N5 million would be used to complete the Unity Hall in Okon community.

In addition, Udosen Stevens, the village council chairman of Ikpetim, Udoma Ikprong, and the clan council chairman of Ikpa Ibekwe, both said the N10 million they received on behalf of the community would be used for the water project in Ikpetim and Oil Palm Mill in Ikpa Ibekwe.

The clan head of Ukpum Ete, Etebom C M Idemudo, said that the N5 million they received would be used for the completion of the youth secretariat, borehole and generators in five villages, along with the purchase of generators to power existing boreholes in three villages.

The clan head of Ikpa Nnung Assang, Etebom Celestine Udia, said the N5 million received would be used for the renovation of a civic centre in the community while the acting clan head of Ikpa Edemaya Clan, Eteidung Eniema Essiet, said the N5 million would be used for the construction of a computer training centre in the community.

All the clan heads expressed their heartfelt gratitude to the governor for making it possible to make positive changes in their various communities

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Michael Dada is the media/publicity officer at Ibom Power Company Limited. He is a graduate of Journalism from Lagos State University School of Communication. He did internship at The Nation newspaper and Voice of Nigeria. He has a Digital Marketing Master Class certificate from Wild Fusion Digital and a certificate in WordPress web design from Spring Light Technology. He holds a Competence in Writing and Speaking certificate from the School of Media and Communication, Pan Atlantic University. He has a post-graduate certificate in Advanced Writing and Reporting Skills from the School of Media and Communication. He is an associate of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations and an alumnus of Pan Atlantic University.

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