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A’Ibom Government seeks CBN’s support to boost Nation and State Economy

The government of Akwa Ibom State has seek the support of Central Bank Of Nigeria, (CBN) towards formulating monetary policies that will bring down inflation and boost economy of the country and State.
The Akwa Ibom State Governor, Pastor Umo Eno made the appeal when officials of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, led by the Director of Branch Operations Mrs Elizabeth Fasoranti, paid a courtesy visit to him at Government House, Uyo on Thursday.
Governor Eno who identified inflation as the bane of development, explained that the prevailing inflation in the country has affected all aspects of life by stifling government as well as individual endeavours and called on the Apex Bank to look inwards with a view to ameliorating the dwindling economy to improve on the living standard of the people.
Eno told the CBN delegation that his government is working assiduously to transform the state to a tourist haven by consolidating on past administration’s strides in infrastructure and tourism and announced government intention to construct the road leading to the Blue River to ease assessment of the tourist site.
“Actually, we are trying to build on the qualities that have made you to choose Uyo for the conference; to build on our tourism and hospitality potentials. That is why when people stop by to see us and ask for courtesies, we do everything to receive them.
“The Beach in Ibeno and the Green River; the road that leads to the place is a bit bumpy but we are working towards opening it up as part of our strategic plans to boost tourism in our State, so that as people come to work, they can also find leisure, what we have popularly call the “Happy Hour” because all works without play makes jack a dull boy.”
While commending Mrs Fasoranti for securing a vantage position as manager in the Apex Bank , Governor Eno noted that the days when women were relegated to the background were over and congratulated other and her colleagues for making it to the echelon of their career.
The Governor applauded the branch comptrollers of CBN for choosing Akwa Ibom for their conference, and assured of continued commitment of his government to sustaining the peaceful ambience that makes the state a destination of choice for individuals and corporate organisations.
Earlier, Mrs Fasoranti had said that that they were in Uyo for the 43rd Conference of the 37 Branch Comptrollers of CBN and decided to call on the Governor as a mark of courtesy to inform him of their stay in the state .
She noted the good roads network, peaceful environment, hospitable nature of the people and healthy delicacies as some rare attributes that endear Akwa Ibom to the outside world.

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