Thursday, 30 May 2019

Gov Emmanuel Promises Massive Industrialisation Of Akwa Ibom

Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State has alerted the people to expect an aggressive industrialisation of the state as he is stepping into the second term in office.

He has listed two major projects; the Ibom Industrial City and the Ibom Deep-Sea Port, which he intended to complete in his second term as his signature projects.

Speaking shortly after taking oath of office for a second term on Wednesday at the Ibom International Stadium, Emmanuel, who said he was able to attract 16 industries during his first term in office, pledged to continue to attract foreign investors and to ensure that the environment is made ferment for investments.

The governor said Akwa Ibom, in his second term, would move from a fast industrializing society to a great and rich society, even as it will also witness an unprecedented growth in all spheres of development and capacity enhancement.

“We will surpass superior performance which we recorded in our first term, and on this noble passion and vision, we strongly rely on the might and guidance of our only God.

“In my 2019 manifesto which we christened Completion Agenda, I emphasized eight major policy thrusts: industrialization, aviation development, security, infrastructure, small and medium scale enterprises, human capacity development, agriculture, and rural and riverine area development.

“Most of these areas also formed the basis of our First Term policy direction. In our Completion Agenda, we will raise the bar of performance in all these areas and lift our State to such an enviable height that it will be the pride of the nation.

“It is an acknowledged fact that small and medium scale enterprises are the drivers of the economies of the developed world. In our Completion Agenda, we will focus on this crucial area and will partner with relevant organizations and agencies both in Nigeria and abroad to execute this policy.”

Governor Emmanuel who identified provision of modern infrastructural facilities as the major driver of economy promised to pursue the policy of infrastructural development with messianic zeal.

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