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TOO RIGHT TOO

The south south is leaving every body behind on development am really impress with the developments happening in Akwa Ibom and Rivers State even Delta State and Bayelsa is changing for good impressive stuff.
That's exactly right, thank you for your acute observation, I am thinking that the South-south were the most marginalized in the country under military rule.

This is what has made them to better embrace democracy, or shall I say, the dividends of democracy in a more wholesome manner.

While other regions are caught up in the machination of politicking as the reason for democracy, in the South-south, it is the socio/economic progression of the people through infrastructural development in the region that holds sway.


And long may it continue too.
 

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What u are seeing is simply greater %age of oil allocation being put to better use. AKSG for instance receives multiple the amount of a big but non oil producing state like say.... Oyo or Kaduna
Not really what you guyz are talking
 

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What u are seeing is simply greater %age of oil allocation being put to better use. AKSG for instance receives multiple the amount of a big but non oil producing state like say.... Oyo or Kaduna
Not really what you guyz are talking
true but we see what they are using if for, i mean the past 8 years calabar and uyo have done quite well.. some others use theirs for simply hajj travels and marrying wives
 

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^^ well, what if AKSG Allocations are simply big enough to go on European shopping sprees, and there is still some left to build erosion control and elaborate stadiums?

How are you sure Ebonyi or Kogi or Ogun won't perform the same or even better, with the same allocation? .... Just saying.
 

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It's not a competition. Lets be happy that the money is being put to good use for once. God knows that's something that is still an oddity in too many places in Nigeria.
 
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THE REASON IN DUE SEASON.

^^ well, what if AKSG Allocations are simply big enough to go on European shopping sprees, and there is still some left to build erosion control and elaborate stadiums?

How are you sure Ebonyi or Kogi or Ogun won't perform the same or even better, with the same allocation? .... Just saying.
With all due respect, the touting of allocations as the main success of Akwa Ibom, is a lazy man's argument.


There are also other factors to their success such as "culture".

By their innate nature, the Akwa Ibom people (and their cousins in Crossriver) are a mostly compliant and agreeable people, and in turn, their political elite are not as rancorous and divisive as other politicians in other parts of the country.


No former governors butting in needlessly, no former stalwarts from the state, drawing attention away by ugly defections or criticising the incumbent on public fora.


That means, less of rocking the boat, less of political interference and agitations , more cohesion equals more progress.....Its not rocket science.
 

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^^ well, what if AKSG Allocations are simply big enough to go on European shopping sprees, and there is still some left to build erosion control and elaborate stadiums?

How are you sure Ebonyi or Kogi or Ogun won't perform the same or even better, with the same allocation? .... Just saying.
then its up to those states to use their little resources wisely no?
 
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Every state in Nigeria receives An Equal special funding referred to as ecological funds! what are they doing with their ecological funds? This project in AKS is what Akwa Ibom Is using its ecological fund for, It would be nice to see what other states are using similar funds for,
Because flooding is a major problem in most Nigerian cities today and all states get ecological funds, Besides this project in Akwa Ibom, the only state that is showing visible sign of utilization of their ecological funds that am aware of is Kebbi state that is embarking on a massive Afforestation green initiative, to combat desertification in the state.
 

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With all due respect, the touting of allocations as the main success of Akwa Ibom, is a lazy man's argument.


There are also other factors to their success such as "culture".

By their innate nature, the Akwa Ibom people (and their cousins in Crossriver) are a mostly compliant and agreeable people, and in turn, their political elite are not as rancorous and divisive as other politicians in other parts of the country.

No former governors butting in needlessly, no former stalwarts from the state, drawing attention away by ugly defections or criticising the incumbent on public fora.

That means, less of rocking the boat, less of political interference and agitations , more cohesion equals more progress.....Its not rocket science.
When did I say the higher allocations were the only reasons?
I said it was the main reason behind the increased number of projects, can you deny that is a false assertion?

For example new projects in cross river state has virtually stalled, ever since Cross river lost the battle for maritime oil wells, in it's tussle with Akwa Ibom. Turning Cross river into a state with little or no oil, like most other nigerian states. No more free trade zones or Tinapas. All was adjudged to Akwa Ibom.
A family of mine was among those that made the final ruling.
 

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It isn't helpful attempting to make unintelligible the argument of @Naijaborn. His point is quite straightforward, highlighting rational summary regarding the prevailing conditions attached to the performance of state governments within the country. He wasn't being particular about the storm drainage, rather the share number of infrastructural portfolio held by the AKB state government. AKB delivers on all it has for reasons associated with skewed oil pampering vis a vis it's population size; consequently, it is perfectly consistent and reasonable to conclude that AKB government hasn't transcended the normal as per governance; counter argument must be within context. In comparison, a state like kebbi with far less resources would exhibit far less in its infrastructural inventory. Thus, it is disingenuous to constantly pair AKB with other states in an exercise in worthless gloating. The conditions that ensures such a reality in AKB are very peculiar. Regardless, I commend the government despite whatever shortcoming, just as much as I sympathise with other state government burdened with the task of providing equal level of governance in the face of such paltry allocation.
 

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With all due respect, the touting of allocations as the main success of Akwa Ibom, is a lazy man's argument.


There are also other factors to their success such as "culture".

By their innate nature, the Akwa Ibom people (and their cousins in Crossriver) are a mostly compliant and agreeable people, and in turn, their political elite are not as rancorous and divisive as other politicians in other parts of the country.


No former governors butting in needlessly, no former stalwarts from the state, drawing attention away by ugly defections or criticising the incumbent on public fora.


That means, less of rocking the boat, less of political interference and agitations , more cohesion equals more progress.....Its not rocket science.
my people. have suffered sha.

once read that slavers did not like ibibio people because they were anything but compliant. but anyway...

i agree that there has been a blessing of peaceful leadership (to a degree). ive also wondered why the governors seem to keen on developing the state as well. thought it was the relative homogenity of the people, but in cross river they're very diverse. let's just hope it continues
 

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When did I say the higher allocations were the only reasons?
I said it was the main reason behind the increased number of projects, can you deny that is a false assertion?

For example new projects in cross river state has virtually stalled, ever since Cross river lost the battle for maritime oil wells, in it's tussle with Akwa Ibom. Turning Cross river into a state with little or no oil, like most other nigerian states. No more free trade zones or Tinapas. All was adjudged to Akwa Ibom.
A family of mine was among those that made the final ruling.
cross river never go much oil anyway. Duke was known as one of the poorest governors and the joke was that he got girls coz he was a fine boy, not with money. the development you saw in CRS sprang from the brilliant mind of donald duke and werent feuld by oil.
tinapa was partly (wholly?) private. whatever required large expenditures came from floating bonds and the like, not dipping into oil money. nevertheless, there have been other developments that followed despite the absence of oil, such as the hospital, conference center, golf course.

with leaders keen on developing a place, oil isnt necessary
 

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While the 18% oil derivation paid to Akwa Ibom and other oil producing states have helped to fund projects in the state, I believe that the progress witness in Akwa Ibom is not just a matter of 18% oil derivation funds alone but it also has to do with the continuity in Govt, Many people forget that the present governor, was a kitchen cabinet member of the former governor Victor Attah, He served as commissioner for rural development under the former governor for seven years, so he knew what the govt. plans and challenges were first hand, That helped in shaping his vision for Akwa Ibom before becoming governor.
He completed most of the projects that the former governor started: Like the Airport and MRO, The 191MW power station, The State University, foreign scholarships to Akwa Ibom Students etc while also coming up with his own projects like the specialist hospital, tropicana, Ibaka deep seaport , EPZ etc.

Continuity is very vital in state development, and this is what has impeded the development of many states, where projects that past administration have spent huge capital on. some of them being built up to 80-90% completion are abandoned by new adminstrations projects despite the importance of those projects to the state.
In my opinion I think what has made Akwa Ibom Stand out besides its allocation include the following:
1).Continuity of former adminstration projects.
2).Having a plan for development and sticking to irrespective of criticism.
3).A passion to actually get things done.
4) Awarding major contracts to competent companies with a pedigree and not to political contractors/ friends, No one has accused the governor yet of owning straw companies as is the case in many states, But rather he has been accused of spending too much money because competent companies like JB,ITB,SETRACO, etc that work in AKS dont come cheap.
5).An eye for detail and willingness to pay for quality work, No one can doubt the quality of the projects in AKS.
6). The ability to communicate his vision to the people thereby helping galvanize them to support the vision of the government. his oratory skills is a very valuable asset that the governor possesses and has helped him to sale his agenda to the state and country. most governors may have good plans and are unable to communicate or market their ideas.
 

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HUH???????

my people. have suffered sha.

once read that slavers did not like ibibio people because they were anything but compliant. but anyway...

i agree that there has been a blessing of peaceful leadership (to a degree). ive also wondered why the governors seem to keen on developing the state as well. thought it was the relative homogenity of the people, but in cross river they're very diverse. let's just hope it continues

You "once read that slavers did not like Ibibio people because they were anything but compliant".......Well God damn the slavers.......and their racist descendants .


Sorry, not sure what argument you were proffering with that statement.
 

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both statements that tell nothing about the people. that they are opposite was my point. people forms views based on whatever engagement they have with people, and the views dont capture the entirety of them.
 
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