Why We Focus on Akwa Ibom’s Economic Status, by Udom | The Guardian Nigeria News


Emmanuel Oudom

Akwa Ibom State Governor Udom Emmanuel said over the weekend that his administration’s commitment to industrialization was producing positive results, noting that such efforts would soon transform the state into a state. from civil service to a private sector economy.

He said the recently approved Ibom Deep Seaport and $ 1.4 billion fertilizer and ammonia plant would change the state’s economic status.

The governor said so yesterday in his Easter broadcast, noting that with the recent approval and start of the federally approved oil and gas free zone and the ongoing construction of the Sterling petrochemical plant in Eastern Obollo, the state would change to its civil service status. State.

Udom, who praised President Muhammadu Buhari for approving these industrial projects, said construction work on the Ibom Deep Seaport will begin soon.

“In the recent past, we’ve been fortunate enough to complete life-changing projects, such as Sterling’s petrochemical plant in Eastern Obolo, where construction has reached an advanced stage.

“About two months ago, the Federal Executive Council (FEC) approved the license for the construction of Ibom Deep Seaport and work will begin on the project soon. These are huge achievements for our state, ”he said.

He added that the Ibom Deep Seaport would unlock the state’s economic fortunes, create employment and wealth opportunities for the people, and open up the state as a major maritime hub.

The governor tasked all Akwa Ibom residents, regardless of political leanings, to support the fertilizer and ammonia plant due to its ability to change the economic fate of the state.

“About three weeks ago, God also blessed us when we signed a $ 1.4 billion fertilizer and ammonia plant with our Moroccan counterparts. The factory will again create huge jobs and other supply chain activities for our people, which will transform us from a state of civil service to an industrial state. These are achievements that should rejoice in the hearts of every Akwa Ibom, regardless of their political affiliations, ”he said.

He reminded people that the essence of Easter would be lost if the Resurrection of Jesus Christ was not allowed to illuminate their souls with love and sacrifice for one another.

“May the fishermen of Mbo, Okobo, Eastern Obolo and Ibeno love each other. May the farmers of the rice fields of Ini, Ikono, Ika, Onna and Nsit Ibom love each other.

“May officials and officials, politicians of all political parties, members of all faiths, preachers of all faiths love each other,” he urged.


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