Christmas began early for many at the University of Uyo Teaching Hospital, Uyo (UUTH) on Tuesday, as Obongemem Ekperikpe Ekpo in his benevolence helped to offset the medical bills of patients who were fully recovered and ready to go home but hamstrung by unpaid bills.
The Honourable Minister Of State for Petroleum, in charge of Gas Resources, made the intervention during the commissioning ceremony of the UUTH Accident and Emergency Unit in Uyo on December 12, 2023.
In his official remarks, he commended the Nigeria LNG Limited (NLNG), for a job well done in funding the project and for its timely completion despite challenges.
The Chief Medical Director of UUTH (CMD), Prof. Emem Bassey, who was obviously elated for the successful completion of the project under his watch, thanked the Honourable Minister and the NLNG for coming to the aid of the hospital. He promised to put the fully equipped facility to good use.
The Akwa Ibom State governor, Pastor Umo Eno, thanked the federal government and the NLNG for the thoughtfulness of the project. Officially represented by the Secretary to the State Government, Prince Enobong Uwah, the governor took time out to acknowledge the immense contributions of Obongemem Ekperikpe Ekpo to better the lot of Akwa Ibom people since he became a Minister. And encouraged him to do more.
[12/13, 9:30 PM] Darlington: UUTH News 2
Ekperikpe Is A Bridge Builder – Umo Eno
The newly rebuilt and equipped Accident and Emergency Unit of the University of Uyo Teaching Hospital, UUTH Uyo, was on Tuesday, December 12, 2023 officially commissioned for use by the Honourable Minister Of State for Petroleum, in charge of Gas Resources, Obongemem Ekperikpe Ekpo.
Leading a delegation of Nigeria LNG Limited (NLNG), sponsors of the project, Rt. Hon. Ekperikpe Ekpo, commissioned the world class facility amidst pomp and as the people of the State and the host community who came out in their numbers were all joy.
The Chief Medical Director of UUTH (CMD), Prof Emem Bassey, who is famously known as Mr. Infrastructure within the UUTH community thanked the Honourable Minister and the NLNG for their timely intervention, and assured that the newly rebuilt unit would go a long way in saving lives.
In his brief remark, the State governor, Pastor Umo Eno, ably represented by the Secretary to the State Government, Prince Enobong Uwah, thanked the federal government and the NLNG for seeing the lives and well-being of Akwa Ibom people as a priority.
In ending his speech, the governor recognised the Honourable Minister Of State, Obongemem Ekperikpe Ekpo as bridge builder, who holds back nothing wherever the interest of the State is served.