MY SIX YEARS OF UNPARALLELED ACCOMPLISHMENTS -Senator Bassey Albert
My six (6) years at the Senate have not only been years of achievements but historic legacies. The result of these action-laden years is what people have witnessed and christened” The New Breath of Fresh Air” as he has brought a new perspective to democratic governance in Akwa Ibom State and ended up leaving Uyo Senatorial District as a model in human capacity development. Below showcases the sectorial achievements regarded as my legacies.
VOCATIONAL TRAINING AND EMPOWERMENT
Training & Empowerment of 247 youth and women; purchase and supply of 48 standing hairdryers, 48 electric tongs, 48 hand dryers, 48 pedicure bowls, 59 hair clippers, 59 towel warmers & 59 Sterilizers, on 26 0ctober, 2020, through SMEDAN EDP ( https://www.facebook.com/511160669047435/posts/1739049086258581/ )
Training & Empowerment of 353 youths on Wig-making, cosmetology, hairdressing, Manicure/Pedicure, and makeup, with start-up stipends by BCDA on 20-22 December 2020 (https://www.facebook.com/511160669047435/posts/887586761404822/ )
Vocational Training & Empowerment of 476 Physically Challenged on 16-18 December 2020 (https://www.facebook.com/511160669047435/posts/1731350760361747/ ). They were given 60 wheelchairs, 100 converted mobile phones, clutches, and other items to aid in their disability status (https://www.facebook.com/511160669047435/posts/1739049086258581/
Training & Empowerment of 250 youth and women. Purchase and Supply 120 standing hairdryers,120 Electric tongs,120 Hand dryers,120 Pedicure bowls,135 Hair clippers,133 Towel warmer,133 Sterilizers, in December 2020.
Construction of 1 no of 6 classrooms block (Itu LGA), 1 no,6 classroom block(Ikot Eshiet,Ibiono LGA), and 1 no of 6 classrooms block, with a VIP toilet (Ididep Usuk, Ibiono Ibom LGA) in 2020 through the SDG
Construction and rehabilitation 1 no of 1.0km road in Ibiono Ibom LGA, and 1 no. of 1,0km road in Itu LGA, through Rural Development Agency, under the Federal Ministry of Agric & Rural Development in 2020
Construction Of 10 Market Stalls, and Renovation of Ultra Modern Council Hall, Ibiono Ibom, through the SDG in 2019
Construction of the ultra-modern recreational facility, with an ICT and Skills Acquisition canter, in Uyo LGA
Workshop/Training For 350 Traders organised by SDG in December 2019. (https://www.facebook.com/511160669047435/posts/1415453758618117/ )
Purchase and Supply 10 Tricycles, 8 Motorcycles, 10 oil palm processing equipment through BCDA. 2019
Women Entrepreneurship Development Training for 150 women through SMEDAN in June 2019 (https://www.facebook.com/511160669047435/posts/1262420933921401/ )
Agricultural Training of 20 Youths and women on Poultry and Livestock farming organised by the Senate Committee on Agriculture in February 2018 (https://www.facebook.com/511160669047435/posts/913203245509840/ )
Construction of Olympic size swimming pool and provision of other sports facilities at Uyo club. 2018 https://www.facebook.com/511160669047435/posts/952472001582964/
Construction Of 10 Market Stalls in Ibino Ibom, Uyo and Etinan LGAs through SDG, 2018 https://www.facebook.com/511160669047435/posts/951055065057991/
Construction of a Solar-powered water scheme at Utuk’s Lane. Anua Ofot. Uyo LGA in April 2018
Construction of Type C water supply scheme/ construction of toilet and sanitary facilities in Ifa, Uyo by CRBDA in 2018
Construction of Road, flood and erosion control and construction of Solar-powered water scheme at Ikot Obong, Nsit Atai LGA by CRBDA in 2018 https://www.facebook.com/511160669047435/posts/952970901533074/
Provision of fish processing plant in Itu and Uruan LGAs, 2018(ongoing)
Provision of 500 kVA transformer/ improvement of electricity in Mbiabong Ikot Udo owot, Uyo.
Construction of Type C water supply scheme/ construction of toilet and sanitary facilities in Adia adia market, Uruan LGA by CRBDA in 2018
BCDA EDP Training & Empowerment of 100 youth and women 2017
Post seasonal intervention Training for 150 Youths by SMEDAN, 2017
Vocational training for 100 women through SMEDAN in December 2017
Training on Various Trades For 150 Youths by NDE in 2017
Vocational training for 100 youths by SMEDAN in December. 2017
Purchase of Motorcycles for Empowerment of 140 youth and women through the BCDA in 2016
Training & Empowerment of 90 women. and purchase of 5 Tricycles,4 Motorcycle,5 oil palm processing equipment for empowerment through the BCDA in 2016
Purchase of Tricycles for Empowerment of 35 youths through BCDA 2016.
Donation of life-enhancing drugs to nine (9) health centres across the 9 LGAs in Uyo senatorial district .2016.
Provision of scholarship to 381 students from Akwa Ibom State in tertiary institutions both within and outside the state. Senator OBA gave Scholarship to 381 students in Tertiary Institutions (https://www.facebook.com/511160669047435/posts/1226933594136802/
On employment, Senator Albert has successfully employed over 100 indigenes into various MDAs including Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Nigerian Nuclear Regulatory Authority (NNRA), Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) , Federal Inland Revenue Service – FIRS (FIRS), National Open University Of Nigeria (NOUN), Federal University, Abakiliki, Ebonyi State, Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF), The Nigerian Army, Airforce, Navy, and the Nigeria Police Force
He spearheaded the resolution of a decade-old dispute between NNPC and Chevron Nigeria Limited over the Escravos Gas to Liquid (EGTL) Project. That breakthrough in negotiation led to the historic signing of the NNPC/Chevron EGTL Revised Agreement, which provided an instant leap for Nigeria in her energy sector and led to the reversal of the Joint Venture sharing ratio of 25:75 to 60:40 in favour of our dear country and Chevron Nigeria Limited respectively with a cost savings of over $6 Billion.
Sponsored Five Bills in the 8th Senate and Six Bills so far in the 9th Senate including;
the Bill to amend the Deep Offshore and Inland Basin Production Sharing Contract, Cap D3 LFN (Amendment) Bill 2019, which was formally signed into law by Mr. President in November 2019.
The Nigerian Industrial Revolution Plan Bill, 2016
Gas Flaring (Prohibition and Punishment) Bill, 2016
The National Youth Employment and Development Bill, 2017
Nigerian Sovereign Investment Authority (Amendment) Bill, 2020
Public Complaints Commission (Amendment) Bill, 2021
And presently championing the Petroleum Industry Bill, 2021
Moved several motions of National importance including:
Motion on the urgent need to halt the dilapidated and disintegrated state of Ikot Ekpene-Itu-Calabar Federal Highway. As a result of the motion, the Senate set up an ad-hoc committee to inspect all bad federal roads and made recommendations.
Motion on the need to curb the soaring rate of unemployment in Nigeria. The motion called on the government at all levels to take decisive steps to address the unemployment situation in the country.
Motion on the urgent need to address the present economic state of the nation. The motion drew the attention of the government to the nation’s economic scorecard, released by the National Bureau of Statistics.
Presented several petitions including:
the one that brought about the reinstatement of a police officer who was wrongfully dismissed from the service for over 21 years and;
another that culminated in the reinstatement of a Director who was wrongfully suspended from the service.
I remain very grateful to my constituents and stakeholders and assure you of my commitment, loyalty, and effective service delivery as we enter the last phase of my journey in the National Assembly.