The vice president, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has said that Akwa Ibom holds great potential for investors.
Osinbajo stated this on Sunday at the inauguration of Kings Flour Mill in Onna as part of programmes to mark the state’s 32nd anniversary celebration.
The vice president recalled that in September 2017 he was in the state to commission the Jubilee Syringe factory, Metering Solution plant and some upgraded health facilities and this year he is back to commission more.
He congratulated Governor Udom Emmanuel and the people of Akwa Ibom State on the anniversary and the congenial atmosphere provided for business to thrive.
“Akwa Ibom State Governor, Mr. Udom Emmanuel, is working relentlessly to attract sustainable investments to boost the Industrialization drive of the federal government.
“These will create employment and generate wealth for the state and country. I appreciate the investors for the choice of Akwa Ibom State for their investment and I’m optimistic that the youths will seize these opportunities to acquire skills that would enhance self-reliance” he said.
Osinbajo applauded Emanuel for the initiative to attract investments and foreign investors to the state and thanked the host communities for supporting the investment to be realized.
However, the vice president urged them to take ownership of the investment and protect it to ensure its sustainability.
Earlier, Emmanuel had said that the factory produces 500 metric tones of flour daily.
He said Kings Flour Mill is one of the best flour millers in Europe and applauded the investors for hearkening to the appeal to come and invest in the state.
The governor thanked the vice president for rising above bias and redefining what politics is and not propaganda.
“My administration is committed to making governance touch the grassroots. My focus is anchored on development and industrialization and I urge investors to come to Akwa Ibom and invest.