- Governor Udom Emmanuel is bringing to bear his experience in banking to Akwa Ibom state
- The governor has noted that investing is one thing, but making an impact on the people is another
- To this end, the governor has vowed that all investments in Akwa Ibom state will positively affect the common man
Governor Udom Emmanuel has assured that his administration is leaving no stone unturned in ensuring that investments that belong to the Akwa Ibom people are not left to waste, but are been put into productive use.
A statement from the Akwa Ibom state government sent to Legit.ng revealed that the governor made the promise on Thursday, February 11 while inaugurating a shopping mall at the Ibom Tropicana Entertainment Complex, Uyo.
He further assured that his administration remains committed to completing all projects initiated in the state for the benefit of the Akwa Ibom people.
The governor also disclosed that his government was currently in talks with investors on completing the proposed Ibom Tropicana hotel.
He added that once the international market in Eket is commissioned, it will also complement the state government’s investments in the tourism and hospitality sectors.
He thanked the host community for their cooperation with the investors and thanked the investors for giving a lot of space for indigenous retail trade.
This, he said, will develop local businessmen and support his administration’s drive to create change.
Meanwhile, the Akwa Ibom state commissioner of special duties, Rt. Hon. Okpolupm Etteh has revealed that Governor Udom Emmanuel is committed to timely completion of work at the Maintenance, Repairs, and Overhaul (MRO) facility at the Victor Attah International Airport, Uyo.
The facility is expected to enhance the status of the airport as an internationally recognised gateway.
In a statement sent to Legit.ng on Wednesday, February 10, Rt. Hon. Etteh said Governor Emmanuel's administration was fully aware of the strategic advantage it will accord the state and nation in the sub-Saharan aviation sector.
Recall that Governor Emmanuel promised to transform Akwa Ibom state into an aviation hub in the West African sub-region.
He made the vow while announcing the arrival of the latest Bombardier CRJ900 recently acquired by the state-owned airline - Ibom Air last year.
Jerrywright Ukwu is a senior political/defence correspondent at Legit.ng based in Abuja. He is a graduate of the Nigerian Institute of Journalism, Lagos and the International Institute of Journalism in Abuja. He is also an active member of the Nigeria Union of Journalists. He spends his leisure-time reading history books.