Saturday, 22 September 2018


The industrialisation policy of the current administration in Akwa Ibom State, has continued to record greater successes, following the influx of more investors to the State, to partner with the Mini-Industrial Park of the Akwa Ibom Enterprise and Employment Scheme, (AKEES).

The latest is that, an Hydro form block moulding firm, already has set up a base at the Mini-Industrial Park, located at Itam, in Itu Local Government Area of the State.

The development is coming less than a week to the formal commissioning of the Park by Governor Udom Emmanuel, as part of events to mark the 31st Anniversary of the State.

Addressing newsmen on a tour to the Industrial Park, the Coordinator of AKEES, Elder Ufot Ebong, on Friday, said the investor impressed by the idea of AKEES mini-industrial park for cottage industries, promptly decided to set up base in the Park, and revealed that the firm will further reduce unemployment, as it would make use of indigenous manpower in the State.

When fully operational, the Due Process Boss who stated that the firm will employ more 200 Akwa Ibom youths, called on other investors to invest in the State, describing the State as a safe abode for investors.

On other benefits of the partnership, Elder Ebong said it would also reduce youth restiveness and engender new architectural ideas, not only in Akwa Ibom State, but Nigeria at large.

Showing newsmen the 12 hydro form machines, of which one was in actual production during the tour, Elder Ufot Ebong who doubles as the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Technical matters and Due Process, explained that the Hydro Form machine, an alternative building technique developed in South Africa was the latest in the building industry, adding that the investor has the franchise to use the machines in Nigeria.

He urged all Akwa Ibom youths to quit the habit of criticizing every moves of government and embrace the spirit of enterprise so as to secure their future.

(c) Ekemini James

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