- The Akwa Ibom government has indicated its readiness to collaborate with the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
- The collaboration is expected to be in the areas of aviation, tourism, agriculture and industrial estates
- The visit comes as Akwa Ibom is on the verge of hosting the smartest airport terminal building in Africa
The Akwa Ibom government has indicated its readiness to collaborate with the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago in the areas of aviation, tourism, agriculture and industrial estate for the development of the state.
This was highlighted when Governor Udom Emmanuel had discussions with the High Commissioner for the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago to Nigeria, Mr Wendell Vincent Carlton De Landro, at Government House, Uyo.
Governor Emmanuel who expressed appreciation for the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago’s interest in the state’s budding aviation industry and other areas of economic venture, pointed out that his administration has repositioned the state for such collaboration.
He disclosed that his administration is working out modalities with multinational companies towards kick-starting the state industrial park, especially with the commencement of the seaport and international flight operations.
Governor Emmanuel told the visiting envoy that Akwa Ibom is on the verge of hosting the smartest airport terminal building in the continent, adding that the state airline, IbomAir will commence international flights for passengers and cargo early 2022.
Earlier, the High Commissioner, Mr Wendell De Landro, commended the state vision of floating and sustaining the Ibom Air, emphasising that his home government has indicated interest to collaborate with the state in the area of direct flight operations between Nigeria and his country through the state-owned airline and to further discussions for establishing an industrial estate in Akwa Ibom.
De Landro spoke of Trinidad and Tobago as a small twin-island in the Caribbean with a lot of people engaging in various professions, observing that the state was fast transforming into an industrial hub, with rich agricultural resources that form the state’s staple food.
The diplomat expressed the intention of his home government to use the state aviation channel to establish a trade line between Akwa Ibom and Nigeria.
Legit.ng recently reported that Governor Emmanuel unveiled several landmark projects to commemorate the 33rd anniversary of the state's creation.
The governor flagged off a long list of activities to mark the special event with a Thanksgiving Service at the Banquet Hall, Government House, Uyo on Sunday, September 20.
On Wednesday, September 23, he presented a statewide broadcast, reflecting on the progress made in 33 years, urging citizens to sustain the peace and unity to foster unceasing growth in the state.
The governor also launched the state's official symbols comprising a flag, coat of arms, anthem and a creed.
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