Akwa Ibom state Governor Pastor Umo Eno Inaugurates Seven Member Governing Board of Dakkada Skills Acquisition Center

Akwa Ibom state Governor Pastor Umo Eno has inaugurated a seven-member Governing Board, to direct affairs at the Dakkada Skills Acquisition Centre, Ikot Ada-Idem, in Ibiono Ibom Local government area, with the core mandate to bring professionalism to bear in the management of the center. Governor Umo Eno performed the inauguration at the state EXCO chambers, government house, Uyo, signaling the formal opening of the Dakkada Skills Acquisition Centre with the commencement of full activities.

Addressing the team shortly before the inauguration, the governor charged them to show leadership and deliver on the mandate expected of them, stating that government will hold them responsible for the outcome of the centre.

He announced that the state government will sponsor five students from each of the 31 local government areas as pioneer students and advised the board to engage the services of versatile marketing professionals to project the school in order to build their revenue, saying the center will only enjoy government’s subvention for a period of one year, after which the centre should be able to sustain itself.

As part of the terms of reference for the Governing Council, governor Eno cautioned strictly, against playing politics in managing the centre and rather, encouraged the team to strive for success and possibly target its transition into a University of Technology.

Government house correspondent Jane Uwa reports that in his address, the chairman of the Governing board, Obong Churchill Udoh appreciated the Governor for the confidence reposed on them and pledged to put in their best for the success of the center.

Meanwhile other members of the Council include, Professor Enoidem Usoro, Rector, Aniedi-Abasi Udofia, Registrar, with commissioner for Education, commissioner for Labour and Manpower Planning, commissioner for Agriculture and chairman of AKICORP.

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