The management of VKS Group has reiterated its avowed commitment to infrastructural development of the state and the country, saying it is strictly in the business of delivering general goods and services, including building, construction and investments.
In a release signed by the group’s managing director, Mr OnurKamrul, it stated that since the company berthed in Akwa Ibom six years ago, there is no gainsaying that it has delivered world-class projects within record time.
Kamrul listed these projects to include the 21-storey DakkadaTower, 12,742 km Awa-Asong Road with two bridges in Onnaand Mkpat Enin, one kilometre Awa-Nkan dualized road with outfall drains in Onna and St Gabriel Coconut Refinery, MkpatEnin.
“Our firm, VKS Nigeria Construction Limited, delivered the two-storey Dakkaka towers to the state government weeks before the actual contractual time of delivery. It is public knowledge that our company has also constructed and delivered to the state a 12,742km Awa Iman-Asong Road with two bridges in Onna and Mkpat Enin local government areas, coupled with dualization of one kilometre Awa-Nkan Road, with outfall drains in Onna, as well as the St. Gabriel Coconut Refinery in Mkpat Enin”.
The VKS boss said the company’s performance in projects quality and culture of timely delivery drew satisfaction from the state government which awarded the Victor Attah International Airport (VAIA) Terminal building to it , noting that the work at present is near completion and will be delivered again, on record time, by December.
“May we reiterate that some of the projects we have been entrusted to deliver to the state government in the last five years are: the 21-storey Dakkada Towers, St. Gabriel Coconut Refinery, construction of Victor Attah International Airport Terminal building, construction of 12,742km Awa Iman-AsongRoad with two bridges in Onna and Mkpat Enin local government areas, dualization of 1km Awa- Nkan Road, with outfall drains in Onna, and Odio- Ndon Eyo – Ikwe – IkotAkpatek Road project.
“In all these, we have completed and handed over to the state government, except the latter, coupled with the airport project. May we state that these two projects are already in various advanced stages of completion and they could easily be accessed and appraised by the public.
“We have a track record of project delivery in some states of Nigeria. We have a name to protect, hence we assure AkwaIbom Government and the good people of the state that these two ongoing projects, mentioned above, would be completed soon. There is certainly no cause for alarm.
“We are focused on contributing our quota to the industrialization dreams of the state through our companies. Needless to mention that our Jubilee Syringe manufacturing company operating in the state, which we built from scratch, continues to maintain its position as the largest syringe manufacturing company in Africa, even as our Kings Flour Mill, again, which we conceived and built, has kept Akwa Ibom on the map as the state hosting the fourth largest flour producing company in Nigeria. The gains of our investment in Akwa Ibom will continue to resonate in the state for years to come.
“To this end, we wish to emphasize that we are committed to the growth and development of Akwa Ibom in particular and Nigeria in general through our deliveries and investments. However, we appeal to all in the state and the country at large, to continue to support us to meet these targets and goals.
“We are not given to distractions. We will not be distracted. We are on a mission to create lasting legacy in Nigeria, and we are poised on remaining apolitical in all our operations across Nigeria,” the release stated.