Within the seek for the outgoing Governor Gabriel Udom Emmanuel’s successor one man stands head and shoulders larger than all different candidates within the gubernatorial election which holds in Akwa Ibom State on March 11.
That man is Bassey Umo Eno, a person loaded with results-oriented concepts and visions. He’s not solely armed with a wealthy profile in management, Eno can also be an astute entrepreneur with glowing proof to point out as an achieved improvement agent who clearly understands what it means and takes to create wealth.
Umo Eno’s foray into politics is not only a stray incidental improvement. Although not lengthy as a contestant for elective political workplace, he can even not be dismissed as a neophyte or lilliputian. Within the administration of former Governor, Obong Victor Attah, a famend architect, he was appointed the chairman of Akwa Ibom Accommodations and Tourism Board from 2004-2007.
Whereas there, he made his modest contribution. Beneath his watch on the company, the primary Lodge/Tourism Listing was revealed. Within the present administration of His Excellency, Gabriel Udom Emmanuel, he’s serving as Govt Director, the Agricultural Investments Directorate of Akwa Ibom State Funding Company (AKICORP).
Amongst different issues, he led the workforce that deliberate and developed the first-ever complete database of farmers within the state and coated crops and animal farmers. This has helped the federal government to simply coordinate, assist, educate and execute programmes.
He was additionally made to Chair the workforce to ascertain the Ibom Fadama Financial institution, a challenge that had been within the pipeline for years. He walked with nimble steps to get all of the approvals finished and get the financial institution up and working.
Nonetheless on that project, he was made Commissioner for Lands and Water Assets the place he labored for barely a couple of 12 months earlier than he resigned to pursue his gubernatorial ambition.
Within the personal sector, he started his work profession in banking and left paid employment as a Group Basic Supervisor to start out Royalty Group, an organization that at a time employed greater than 2,500 individuals and was second highest employer of labour within the state. This explains why he believes with all sense of modesty that nobody within the race can match his job creation credentials.
As Governor/Chief Govt Officer in his firm, Royalty Group, an organization he based in 1997, he leads a workforce of greater than 2,500 hundred direct staff to create large wealth and immense alternatives for residents within the hospitality, oil and gasoline, and manufacturing worth chain.
The knock-on impact of that is large by any metric and should not be missed because the nation battles to tame the canker of unemployment and poverty.
Among the many candidates, Bassey Umo Eno, a visionary Christian chief and an astute entrepreneur and wealth creator is by far the perfect. He’s the Governor / Chief Govt Officer of Royalty Group, an organization he based in 1997 with enterprise curiosity in hospitality, manufacturing and oil / gasoline sector with over 500 direct staff unfold throughout Nigeria.
Buoyed by his 5-point A.R.I.S.E agenda he says: “My imaginative and prescient is to ship a affluent state with ease of doing enterprise. We need to create a state each Akwa Ibom particular person may have a way of belonging and the place each a part of the state will probably be developed primarily based on comparative benefit.”
A.R.I.S.E is an acronym for an agenda strategically outlined by agricultural revolution, rural improvement, infrastructural upkeep/development, safety administration and academic development).
It’s a targeted try by the Peoples Democratic Get together governorship candidate to proceed alongside the trail already taken by the Udom Emmanuel administration that has enabled the state to take pleasure in relative peace because the nation contends with the cruel realities of insecurity. This has created an atmosphere that has made improvement in all sectors thrive.
Eno not too long ago disclosed in a current interview with some choose media professionals that his administration will probably be all about jobs, jobs and extra jobs. He stated: “The subsequent authorities would supply jobs in so some ways. We are going to put sources into the completion of the Science Park which was began by Governor Victor Attah. We are going to promote the data economic system by additionally funding and creating ICT hubs that may interact our proficient youths.
We are going to award grants and in addition to, low curiosity loans to SMEs. As somebody who began enterprise from the very scratch, I do know full effectively how funding can hamper a budding entrepreneur. So, this will probably be a high precedence.”
He added: “We would like our individuals to earn a good residing by the work of their palms which we imagine will probably be finally blessed by God. As well as, we will probably be concerned in large rural improvement. We intend to spend money on main well being care, rural electrification, revamp our faculties and finally cut back rural-urban drift. We’re an agrarian state.
We are going to harness our agriculture potentials for instance, the oil palm. We are going to spend money on and discover the agriculture worth chain of assorted crops. Agri-business will probably be inspired due to its job creation and financial advantages. Due to the present realities of the nation and even the world, our state wants somebody who understands the sensible facets of working the economic system not simply individuals who speak about it.
I maintain telling our those who if God provides me the chance, we intend to create a middle-class for this state.”
The person lower out for the highest job in Akwa Ibom State stays agency in his dedication to growing the tourism potential of the greater than 129 kms of shoreline and water our bodies, improve seashores and tie this along with his complete hospitality and tourism plan.
Hospitality and tourism represent his forte, and he’s eager on upgrading all of the state’s vacationers’ websites, harnessing tourism property and revamping seashores within the state to worldwide customary along with offering all assist providers.
He stated: “Our purpose is to make Akwa Ibom the primary tourism vacation spot in Nigeria. Critically, we intend to make the state very funding pleasant, our persons are hospitable, give glorious street community, and ensure our state is peaceable. Akwa Ibom would be the one-stop open to enterprise and as a businessman, I do know what’s required to make this occur.
As well as, I’m most likely the one candidate who has carried out a wants evaluation and have plans for all sectors and LGAs of this state.”
The Governor, as he’s known as in Royalty Group, is dexterous. He’s a pacesetter par excellence within the non secular and secular realms. This ordained apostle within the physique of Christ is the Undershepherd of All Nations Christian Ministry Worldwide, a church known as to construct a group of Christian believers that transcends race, tribe, color right into a kingdom targeted church, now additionally seeks to clinch the job of Governor of the state that might confer extra government powers to guide the state and do extra to nudge Emmanuel’s achievements to larger pedestals.
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Pastor Eno’s profession trajectory has been thriving since 1982 when he joined the banking trade, working with Union Financial institution of Nigeria. He later ventured into personal enterprise working with Bertola Machine Instruments from 1985 to 1990 and joined Norman Holdings Restricted from 1990 to 1997 the place he left because the Group Basic Supervisor (GGM), Business Companies. Thereafter, he established Royalty Accommodations and Recreations Restricted in 1997.
He’s the 2 (2) Star Paul Haris Fellow of Rotary Membership of Eket District 9140 and has acquired a number of awards for his public spirited life. That’s not all. Umo Eno can also be an alumnus of Pan-African College’s Lagos Enterprise College (LBS) and a recipient of the Nationwide Productiveness Award. As well as, he’s a Fellow of Nigerian Catering and Lodge Institute (FNCHI).
On the social radar, he’s seen as mixer who’s a stickler for exhausting work, integrity and robust character. Asides these sterling qualities, he’s the creator of a number of books together with, Wealth Creation – God’s Approach, Break Forth, Exercising Your Dominion Mandate, Dream Once more and Marks of a Disciple.
He’s the Writer/Editor-in-Chief of Hospitality Join, The Appetizer Magazines. Pastor Eno is a daily contributor to Christian journals and is in excessive demand as Speaker in lots of public boards.
As anticipated, he’s a devoted household man and is married to Pastor (Mrs.) Persistence Eno. They’re blessed with kids and grandchildren.