The Executive Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Mr Udom Gabriel Emmanuel has expressed optimism that projects undertaken by his administration will transform Akwa Ibom from a civil service oriented State to a fast industrializing one.
Governor Emmanuel in his Easter message to the people of Akwa Ibom State said that his administration relied on the leadership of Jesus Christ and attributed all successes to him.
He mentioned Sterling Petrochemical Plant in Eastern Obolo, Ibom Deep Seaport and 1.4 billion dollar Fertilizer and Ammonia plant among others as life-changing projects that will change the state’s status as a civil service state when completed.
“In the recent past, we have been blessed with life-changing projects such as Sterling Petrochemical Plant in Eastern Obolo, where construction is in an advanced stage, he noted.
Governor Udom thanked the Federal Executive Council, (FEC) for approving the license for the commencement of construction at long desired Ibom Deep Seaport.
The Governor said, “Ibom Deep Seaport will open up our economic fortunes; create employment and wealth opportunities for our people and throw open our State as a major maritime hub in our Nation. We thank the President and the Commander in-Chief of the Nigerian Armed Forces, Muhammadu Buhari (GCFR) for this kind approval”.
Udom further stated that the 1.4 billion dollar Fertilizer and Ammonia plant contract recently signed will have a major positive impact on the economy of the State when completed.
“About three weeks ago, we were also blessed by the invisible hands of God to have signed a 1.4 billion dollar Fertilizer and Ammonia plant with our Moroccan counterparts. The plant will again create huge employment and other supply chain activities for our people, which will transform us from a civil service oriented State to a fast industrializing one, he said.
He maintained that these projects are huge achievements that should gladden the hearts of every Akwa ibomite irrespective of political divides.
Again, the Governor emphasized on the significance of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ and urged Akwa Ibom people to let love lead in all they do.
“Let the fishermen in the ocean fronts of Mbo, Okobo, Eastern Obolo and Ibeno love one another. Let the farmers in the rice plantations at Ini, Ikono, Ika, ONNA and Nsit Ibom love one another…
“Let the civil servants and public servants, politicians in all political parties, members of all denominations, preachers of all faiths, love one another” .
“When we let love drive our every action and every thought, when we let it drip from our lips and from our hands, then shall the joy of Easter be complete, and our State shall surely attain the lofty heights set for it by our ancestors when they named it Akwa Abasi Ibom State (God’s own State.), he concluded.