Saturday, 15 September 2018

Governor Udom Emmanuel will invest in Showbiz - Utang Akwa Ibom

By Nelson NseAbasi

The Special Assistant to Governor Udom Emmanuel on Entertainment Industry, Utang Akwa Ibom has confirmed the interest of the Governor in investing in Show Business.

He made the statement today,  Wednesday 13th September 2016 when he received association of music and movie marketers in the state.

The visit by the marketers is the 3rd in the lineup of subsector groups in the entertainment industry, who have visited the Governor's aide; the first group was the Movie Makers,  followed by the Disc Jockeys Association.

The marketers under the aegis of Marketers Association of Nigeria, Akwa Ibom State Chapter, led by their Chairman, Prince Aniekan of Praise International lamented the lack of investment capital and the losses they run as a result of having to seek for goods from Lagos,  and the high cost of transportation always incurred.

They called on the Governor to assist them access loans and grants to breach the gap and price difference. So as to help them to maximize profit.

Also present at the meeting were Rev.  Dr Jonathan who appreciated Utang Akwa Ibom for being accessible and open for partnership.  Others are Hon Joe Itiaba (Heress Int'l), Harry Otu (Harrison Enterprise ), Jude Ekene (Judec Ventures), Pastor Umoh Umoh (Busy Brain Production , Evang.  Ignatius Ukpe (Alpha Bright Investment ), Michael Akpan a. k. a Ikoso (Goodfriend Vemtures ).

In his response,  the Governor's aide stated that Governor Udom Emmanuel will gladly support Akwa Ibom people to embark on a profitable ventures like music and movie merchandise, the period of time he lived in Lagos and worked as a Director in a bank would have availed him the knowledge of the millions of naira entertainment can earn any investor, economy or state.

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