The commissioner for economic development and Ibom Deep Seaport has said the Akwa Ibom Government will continue to partner the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) to boost foreign-direct investments in the state.
Mr Akan Okon stated this when he played host to the comptroller of Nigeria Immigration Service, Akwa Ibom Command, Mr George Didel, at his office in Uyo.
Okon said the government would collaborate with the security agency to track and protect the activities of foreign investors in the state.
He assured that the state government will provide necessary support that will assist men of the NIS in their operations.
“You came into the state and what you have done is to move around the various LGAs to find out what are the challenges of the men and the women and also engaging various stakeholders in the state so that you can have seamless operations.
“You have talked about border patrol and yes we have the longest shoreline. And I’m very certain that Governor Udom Emmanuel who has invested a lot will support you to enable you patrol entry points,” he said
Earlier, the comptroller of Nigeria Immigration Service, MrGeorge Didel, said the visit was to create a good working relationship between the ministry and the NIS.
Didel acknowledged the level of development in the state and promised that his agency will work to protect the various investments in the state.