Akwa Ibom Government is gearing up for the inauguration of many projects in the next few months, especially as the 35th anniversary of the state’s creation is around the corner.
To this end, project establishment firms have been enjoined to redouble efforts in order to deliver their projects on schedule.
The commissioner for economic development, Mr Emem Bob,who stated this during an interactive meeting recently with Mimshac Digital Limited, the firm handling the automobile assembling plant, assured that government is interested in every viable project sited in the state.
While commending Governor Udom Emmanuel for putting in place programmes and policies to improve the living standard of the Akwa Ibom people, Bob reiterated the commitment of the present administration to sustainable economic development for the benefit of the people.
He maintained that this initiative is as a result of Governor Udom Emmanuel’s industrialization strides through various ways for sustainability in the economic sector .
Bob appreciated the delegation from Mimshac Digital Limited, stating that liaising with the supervisory ministry would iron out grey areas for timely completion of the project.
The commissioner noted that siting of various projects would place Akwa Ibom among the comity of states with economically viable projects, and increase the economic well-being of citizens.
The economic boss who later led a delegation to the automobileassembling plant located at Ikot Ukap in Itu Local Government Area, urged the management to live up to the expectation of the government in order to achieve the desired result of the project.
He expressed optimism that with the level of work done at the site and the assurance of the managing director, the Ibom Automobile Assembling Plant will commence operations within the life span of the present administration.
The commissioner for special duties and Ibom Deep Seaport, Dr Bassey Okon, who was in the team, expressed delight at the project, describing it as innovative.
The managing director and chief executive officer of MimshacDigital Limited, Mr Valentino Okorie, said Akwa Ibom was viable for such a project and called for regularization of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).
Okorie pointed out that the assembling plant when operational would create more employment opportunities and boost the revenue profile of the state. He hailed the government for partnership.
The assembling plant has the capacity of assembling 108 cars and SUVs, 30 luxurious buses and conventional vehicles in a month.
Present at the event were the technical partner, management staff of Mimshac and directors of the Ministry of Economic Development.