Akwa Ibom restates commitment to industrialisation agenda



AKWA Ibom State Governor Udom Emmanuel has restated his administration’s policy thrust on industrialisation, saying it would never be compromised, hence the deliberate efforts at provision of the needed infrastructures.

Speaking during his maiden press conference in Uyo, he explained that his commitment to industrialisation stemmed from his strong belief that such would create jobs for the unemployed youths of the state, thereby making them more useful to themselves and the state at large.

According to him, the state government had sought the approval of the Federal Government for a Private-Public Partnership (PPP) arrangement for the dualisation of the Calabar-Itu federal highway, noting that if granted, the project would open up the state to the South East and the northern part of the country.

This and other key infrastructures being put in place by the state in the last four months, the governor posited were aimed at showcasing the state as investment haven to investors.

“If this approval is granted, the state will open up links with states in the South East and the northern part of the country, thereby making it easier for investors and business men to have easy access to the planned Ibaka Sea Port and the international jetty at Uta Ewa in Ikot Abasi council area, among others.

“Contracts have been awarded and work is ongoing on 137 kilometers of roads of our administration. Work has also resumed on the dualisation of Eke-Ibeno road, urban renewal projects within Eket Township, construction of second runway at the Ibom International Airport.

“The thrust of this administration is based on industrialisation and so far, we have had ground-braking for car assembly plant in Itu. When completed, the plant would provide jobs to thousands of our unemployed youths.

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  • In view of the Mandate of the Governor Udom Emmanuel-led administration to consolidate on the gains of Uncommon Transformation witnessed across Akwa Ibom State today, it is worthy of note that Governor Udom Emmanuel has taken impressive steps in just four months of his administration to removed doubts from the eyes of skeptics in the state about his sincerity and commitments to completely industrialize the state.

    Here’s a list of SOME of Udom Emmanuel’s achievements in four months.

    – Ground Breaking Ceremonies

    1. DAAR Communications Broadcasting Complex, Abak

    2. Led factory at Itam

    3. Shoprite at Ibom Tropicana

    4. Automobile Assembly Plant at Itu


    1. Ndon Eyo Etinan road

    2. 3.5km Ikot Udom with 15m span bridge in Ibiono Ibom

    3. 5km Ikot Usop – Ikot Edeghe – Ikot Ekpuk road with 30m span bridge in Mkpat Enin

    4. 1km Awa Iman road in Onna

    5. Construction/remodelling roads in Eket Metropolis

    6. Dualization of Etinan-Onna with two bridges

    7. Dualization Ikot Oku Ikono – Etinan road with Flyover at Ekom Iman

    8. Construction of Ikot Ebekpo – Ikot Ebidang Road in Onna

    9. Urbanisation of Oron and drainage control system


    1. Special Pilgrimage and Empowerment training of 100 youth in Isreal for Mechanised Farming

    2. Training of 1000 youth on Oracle Database Administration

    3. Training of 329 youth on film production

    4. Training of 200 youth on Power Sector

    – Interest-free loans of over N2b to thousands of Akwa Ibom People

    – Payment of compensation to over 2000 flood victims

    – 18-20 hours of power supply in areas that have been connected by PHED

    – Payment of outstanding salaries to Primary School Teachers

    – Payment of outstanding gratuities to Pensioners

    – Erosion intervention at

    – Remodelling of St. Luke Hospital, Anua

    – Revamping of Peacock Paints Industy

    – Erosion control/Intervention at School of Nursing, Anua.