–Says A’Ibom is Home to Donor Agencies, Corporate bodies 

A United Nations Agency, the United States Agency for International Development, USAID, has applauded Akwa Ibom State Government for being home to Corporate organisations and donor agencies through effective partnership.

The State Team Lead for the USAID State2State Activity, Borve Paago-Imabel gave the commendation in Uyo, Thursday, when he led a 3-man delegation on a Courtesy visit to the Commissioner for Information, Comrade Ini Ememobong in his office.

Borve Paago-Imabel commended the State Government for providing the enabling environment with necessary technical support  to USAID, other United Nations Agencies, as well as other corporate citizens, all working towards the development of the State through their component programmes and activities.

The State2State Team Lead, further expressed appreciation particularly to the Commissioner for Information, Comrade Ini Ememobong, for effective partnership with USAID  which culminated into the development of the 2023 Communication Strategy document for the Ministry, from a training organised by the Agency for Information Officers.

He said, the Agency was at the moment seeking continuous partnership and support to enable it carry out a training to develop a Standard Operation Procedures, SOP, for Information Officers while also addressing the challenges impeding efficient Service delivery by them in their respective MDAs.

Speaking, the Commissioner for Information, Comrade Ini Ememobong expressed appreciation to USAID for its consistency in carrying out its development programmes and activities for the Ministry of Information and indeed Akwa Ibom State Government and Nigeria at large.

The Information Commissioner extended  his appreciation to the United Nations for their generosity and benevolence in reaching out to developing nations like Nigeria and even stepping down to States, including Akwa Ibom, with different UN-assisted development programmes and urged USAID to keep up the tempo.

Ememobong who lauded the cross-fertilization of ideas technique used by UN Agencies in working with development partners during planning stages of programmes, called for a mix-match of development approaches for a balanced programme implementation.

The event which featured the presentation of the 2024 State Calendar and Diaries to the USAID team by the Commissioner, witnessed a technical session with management staff of the Minsitry led by the Permanent Secretary, Akparawa James.

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