Car Assembly Plant Berths in Akwa Ibom As State Govt Builds New Factory

Car Assembly Plant Berths in Akwa Ibom As State Govt Builds New Factory

- Thousands of jobs are about to be created in Akwa Ibom as a car assembly plant is about to berth in the state

- The Akwa government is also building petrochemical and fertilizer company in the state

- The initiatives are part of the Akwa Ibom government's plan to industrialise the state

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The Akwa Ibom government has expressed satisfaction with the level of work ongoing at the car assembling/manufacturing plant located at Ikot Ukap Itam in Itu local government area of the state.

The government also expressed hope that when fully operational, the automobile plant will create more employment opportunities for the Akwa Ibom people.

The state commissioner of economic development and Ibom deep seaport, Mr Akan Okon who led a high-powered technical team to the site recently disclosed that the facility is expected to resume operations by the end of the year 2021.

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Car Assembly Plant Berths in Akwa Ibom As State Govt Builds New Factory
Governor Emmanuel had vowed to increase the internally generated revenue of Akwa Ibom by attracting investors to the state. Photo credit: @MrUdomEmmanuel
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A statement sent to by the Akwa Ibom state government quoted him as saying:

“We're quite happy that this will add to the employment opportunities that are available to Akwa Ibom people and also and also help the government in terms of internally generated revenue.”

Mr Okon lauded Governor Udom Emmanuel for the support given to the construction company and for his relentless efforts in bringing more industrialization to the state.

On his part, the executive chairman of Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission, Engr. Elias Mbam, who commended the Akwa Ibom state government for venturing into the automobile industry, called on other state governments to diversify their economies.

His words:

“I am sure that this plant when fully operational, will not employ less than one thousand people.”

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In a related development, Governor Emmanuel on Wednesday, May 25 performed the groundbreaking ceremony for a multi-billion dollar petrochemical and fertilizer company in the Eastern Obolo local government area of the state. gathered that the project is in line with the federal government's National Gas Expansion Programme (NGEP).

The flag-off of the project which commenced with a ground-breaking ceremony was jointly performed by the Akwa Ibom state governor and his Rivers state counterpart, Nyesom Wike CON.

The project site also spans four communities namely: Okoroinyong, Obianga, Egwenwe, and Ikonta.

Addressing the gathering, Governor Emmanuel reiterated his administration’s determination to turn the swamps of Eastern Obolo into an industrial hub, stating that this underscores his commitment to rural and riverine areas development.

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In a related development, Governor Emmanuel has announced that 1300 direct jobs and 3000 indirect employment opportunities will be available by September 2021 in Akwa Ibom state.

Governor Emmanuel made this known on Friday, May 21 while inspecting the installation of production lines at the factory adding that the project will also provide technology transfer from the foreign experts to Akwa Ibom people while boosting the economy in the state.

Recall that Governor Emmanuel recently set modalities to commence commercial production of tomato puree - the concentrate used for making tomato paste in Akwa Ibom state.

The commissioner for trade and investment, Barr. Ukpong Akpabio gave this hint during the graduation ceremony organised for 169 youths who successfully completed training in vegetable enterprise development in the state recently.

Source: Legit

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