- Akwa Ibom Sets Sights on New Industries
The Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Akwa Ibom State, Mr. Charles Udoh, has said the government is pushing ahead with its efforts to attract investors to establish more industries in the state.
Udoh said the administration of Governor Udom Emmanuel had continued to focus on driving sustainable development in the state.
“The current government came on board and reeled out a five-point agenda, which is the anchor of whatever the government has been doing and will continue to do. And to anchor the agenda, the government’s focus has been in three key areas, namely, industrialisation, tourism and agriculture,” the commissioner said while addressing journalists in Lagos.
He said the government had also focused on providing the enabling environment to make the state marketable and very attractive to investors.
Udoh stated, “And by doing that, there are a whole lot of things that come into play, from providing infrastructure and adequate security to making sure that the governance and economic policies of the state are capable of attracting investors.
“So, in Akwa Ibom State, since 2015, we can proudly beat our chest that we have been able to scale a lot of those hurdles; we have been able to turn a few screws around to ensure that our dream of attracting industries is achieved.”