Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State has been gotten in a web debasement and preoccupation of open trusts for private purposes four months in the wake of accepting office as the Governor in Nigeria’s most elevated income getting State.
SaharaReporters examination revealed a multi-billion-naira chateau at present being assembled by the Governor in the place where he grew up of Awa group in Onna Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State.
An examination by SaharaReporters uncovers that Governor Emmanuel began building the far reaching chateau promptly subsequent to accepting office.
The agreement for the building venture recommends that the Governor may have formally embraced a capable false cartel and debasement channel that was utilized by his forerunner and supporter, Sen. Godswill Akpabio, to swindle the State of a few billions of naira.
The agreement for the multi-billion naira building venture was honored by Mr. Emmanuel to VKS Construction Limited, a development firm possessed by Mr. Onur Kumral, a Turkish national who a few sources affirmed supported previous senator Godswill Akpabio in siphoning open stores.
Mr. Kumral was some time ago the undertaking administrator of another development organization, Ronesans Construction Nigeria Limited, a Turkish firm.
SaharaReporters examination uncovered that this Turkish organization is an auxiliary of Ronesans Holding in Turkey yet must be enlisted as Ronesans Construction Nigeria Limited when it initially arrived Nigeria in 2014 on the welcome of previous Governor Godswill Akpabio.
The main contract recompensed to the organization in Nigeria was the Four’s development Point Sharaton Hotel in Ikot Ekpene, Akwa Ibom State.
He later left Renossans Construction Nigeria Limited and shaped VKS Construction Limited.
Kumral is being helped with the Governor’s building venture by one Engr. Oliver Ebong. Ebong is the proprietor of another organization called Olkem Nigeria Limited which is fundamentally into undertaking consultancy.
In any case, SaharaReporters has been told by dependable sources that Engr. Ebong and Olkem Nigeria Limited are fronts for previous Governor Godswill Akpabio, his senior sibling Emem Akpabio, and a Mr. Wear Etim who was the Commissioner for Works all through the 8 years residency of Akpabio as the Governor of Akwa Ibom State.
“Engr. Oliver Ebong and his organization Olkem Nigeria Limited are fronts that was utilized by Godswill Akpabio, his sibling Emem Akpabio, and Mr. Wear Etim to plunder billions of naira of Akwa Ibom reserves. What happened was that the previous Governor gave all the consultancy employments for streets and other infrastructural activities and contracts of his administration to Olkem Nigeria Limited which kept running into a few billions of naira.
“The consultancy’s expense contracts were typically swelled and returns were made to the previous Governor, his sibling and Don Etim. This was normal learning inside of government circles”, a source near the previous Governor told SaharaReporters.
On why the present representative Udom Emmanuel has maintained the false cartel? The source said it was not very astounding to those that truly know Governor Emmanuel.
“What were you anticipating? Udom Emmanuel is an extremely degenerate person. Those of us that know him exceptionally well can’t be astounded by what is developing. For him [Udom Emmanuel] to fabricate such manor which is worth billions of naira inside of four months of his administration demonstrates that more terrible days are ahead for Akwa Ibom individuals.
It is exceptionally irritating that Engr. Oliver Ebong and his cartel are ready to take on the world in the wake of making billions from the past organization,” the source mourned.
At the point when SaharaReporters journalist went by the multi-billion-naira house in the Governor’s main residence of Awa group in Onna Local Government Area, work was going ahead going full speed ahead. An artisan working at the site who ached for secrecy said that they have been given an order by the Governor to finish the fill in as quickly as time permits.
It is however not clear why the Governor chose to construct such house in the place where he grew up rather than Uyo the State Capital. Yet, an administration source in Uyo told SaharaReporters that the present Governor whose decision is as a rule savagely tested at the Election Tribunal is taking after Akpabio who had utilized Julius Berger Plc to fabricate a house for himself in the place where he grew up in Ukana group in Essien Udim Local Government Area.
He additionally expressed Akpabio had built up a society whereby basic political and “internal gathering” gatherings of Government were held at the representative’s main residence in Ukana rather than the State Capital and that Udom Emmanuel is likely going to take after that point of reference.
The Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly on Tuesday 29th September, 2015 endorsed a N10 billion naira credit for Governor Udom Emmanuel. Common hirelings are being owed compensations in the State.
In spite of the cruel monetary circumstance in Akwa Ibom State, the legislature spent a few billions on the 28th commemoration festivity of the making of Akwa Ibom State, which occurred on 23rd September.
This is an immediate inverse of the national government autonomy commemoration festivity. President Buhari as per the Secretary to the Federation’s Government “reluctantly sanction” just N70 million naira for a serene freedom commemoration.